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Driver killed by police after hijacking bus
June 3, 2009
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A disgruntled school bus driver who had been ordered not to drive proceeded to hijack his bus and crash into several cars while...
First Student wins six new contracts
June 1, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded six new contracts to provide student transportation for the following school districts:

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  • Riding a school bus leaves a lasting impression
    May 20, 2009
    The results of a survey conducted for First Student Inc. reveal that 42 percent of women and 35 percent of men who rode a bus to school remember the name of one of their school bus drivers.
    First Student to be sole contractor for Cincinnati Public Schools
    April 27, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded the full Cincinnati Public Schools student transportation contract, which had previously been operat...
    EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
    April 7, 2009
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
    First Student wins Missouri, Kansas contracts
    March 25, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded contracts to provide pupil transportation services for Wright City (Mo.) R-II School District and Sh...
    First Student wins Rhode Island contract
    March 10, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded a contract for statewide out-of-district transportation with the Rhode Island Department of Elementa...
    First Student acquires G&G Bus Service
    February 11, 2009
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has acquired Florida, N.Y.-based G&G Bus Service, a privately-owned company that was established in 1953.


    New president named for First Student
    February 4, 2009
    CINCINNATI — FirstGroup America has appointed Linda Bell president of First Student Inc.

    Bell joined FirstGroup in January 2008, serving most ...

    First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
    September 4, 2008
    In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.
    First Student, IC Bus sign deal potentially worth $1.2 billion
    May 15, 2008
    CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has signed an agreement for IC Bus LLC to supply CE Series school buses through 2010, with further options to purchas...
    First Student, Thomas Built sign contract
    May 8, 2008
    CINCINNATI — First Student has signed a $90 million contract with Thomas Built Buses to supply Type D Saf-T-Liner school buses over the next thr...
    First Student donates $5,000 to special-needs organization
    May 5, 2008
    CINCINNATI — Last month, First Student donated $5,000 to Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based The Help Group in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Mont...
    First Student New Orleans moves into new facility
    April 10, 2008
    NEW ORLEANS — The First Student school bus transportation facility here has moved to a permanent location, after having operated out of trailers si...
    First Student spreads safety message
    February 27, 2008
    CINCINNATI — First Student issued a public service announcement (PSA) urging motorists to take extra care in early morning and afternoon hours, w...
    Students arrested for vandalizing buses
    January 16, 2008
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — On Jan. 8, deputies arrested two local high school students for allegedly slashing the tires on 18 First Student school buses.


    Rhode Island politician responds to school transportation snafu
    January 2, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor David N. Cicilline recently outlined a series of policies he is planning to implement in response to a storm on Dec. 13...
    FirstGroup closes Laidlaw acquisition
    November 1, 2007

    ABERDEEN, Scotland — FirstGroup PLC completed its acquisition of Laidlaw International Inc., making it the largest operator of school buses in North A...

    Special Report: 2 Years After Katrina
    October 1, 2007

    Among the vast destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina two years ago, one of the iconic images was a flooded lot filled with hundreds of school buses...

    Is the U.K. Catching Yellow Fever?
    September 1, 2005

    It seems that the U.K. has turned green over the success of the American yellow.

    With a formal recommendation to the government and a growing numb...

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