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STA buses aid to Hurricane Sandy recovery
November 28, 2012
Yellow school buses driven by Student Transportation of America drivers rumbled into New York and New Jersey earlier this month bringing relief and welcome supplies, donated by STA coworkers and residents of the communities they serve, to help families recovering from the superstorm.
School bus driver honored for military service
November 15, 2012
Bill Wilson, a driver for Student Transportation Inc. company Elgie Bus Lines, served as a Canadian military police corporal. “My military experience has prepared me very well” for transporting students safely, he says.
Student Transportation launches holiday donation drive
November 7, 2012
To help families in need, the company and its operating subsidiaries, Student Transportation of America and Student Transportation of Canada, are collecting nonperishable food items, clothing and household items at their more than 150 locations across North America.
Student Transportation officials to appear on TV
August 14, 2012
CEO Denis Gallagher and the team from subsidiary Jordan Transportation will be featured on “Nightly Business Report” on Wednesday as part of the news program’s back-to-school series. In anticipation of the new school year, the company is preparing buses, test-driving routes and training drivers.
Pamela Layral completes NAPT special-needs program
June 29, 2012
The training supervisor for Student Transportation of America in Riverside, Calif., earns the Special Needs Transportation Training Endorsement, which includes six special-needs courses in such settings as a roadeo and a trade show.
IC Bus completes 100,000th school bus at Tulsa
June 5, 2012
The school and commercial bus manufacturer and parent company Navistar Inc. celebrate the production milestone on Tuesday at the Tulsa, Okla., bus plant. Officials say the bus will be presented to school bus contractor Student Transportation Inc.
STI subsidiary wins new contract
June 5, 2012
In addition to securing the contract, Student Transportation of America Inc. signs two non-material letters of intent to acquire two school transportation companies. Officials say the contract and acquisitions will add over 190 vehicles to the fleet and annualized revenues of over $9 million.
STI honors military employees and families
May 29, 2012
The contractor asks its more than 9,000 employees to recognize those at the company who have served in the armed forces or are in active duty as part of Military Appreciation Month. The recognitions will continue throughout the year.
STI subsidiary wins new Handi-Transit contract
May 7, 2012
Leuschen Transportation is awarded a six-year contract with the city of Greater Sudbury to provide transportation to passengers with physical disabilities as part of the Handi-Transit program. Officials say Leuschen Transportation has been the supplier of these services since Handi-Transit began in 1985.
Bus contracts change hands to meet antitrust approval
May 3, 2012
National Express and Petermann will divest eight school bus contracts to proceed with their proposed merger, the Department of Justice announces. The contracts and vehicles will be sold to Student Transportation Inc.
STI honors employees with appreciation week
April 23, 2012
The school bus contractor designates April 23-27 as Employee Appreciation Week to recognize drivers, dispatchers and mechanics for their dedication to service and commitment to safety. Company-wide celebratory events are scheduled throughout the week, and Chairman and CEO Denis J. Gallagher expresses his appreciation in a video to employees.
2012 Contractor Showcase
March 27, 2012

In this year’s showcase, regional managers and executives for some of North America’s largest school bus contractors discuss the biggest changes they have seen in their area in recent years.

Student Transportation wins 4 new contracts
March 26, 2012
Two of the contracts are for operations in Connecticut, and the others are for operations in New Hampshire. Officials say the Connecticut contracts will add over $4.6 million in annualized revenues, while the New Hampshire agreements will add approximately $4.3 million in annualized revenues.
Student Transportation awarded 2 new contracts
March 20, 2012
Officials for the company and its subsidiary Student Transportation of Canada Inc. say the contracts, which are each for five years, will add approximately 200 vehicles, $9 million Canadian in revenue on an annualized basis and include fuel price mitigation clauses.
Student Transportation honored for anti-bullying efforts
January 25, 2012
The school bus contractor is named 2011 Company of the Year by the nonprofit organization Unique Gifted Loveable You. Student Transportation Inc.'s bullying prevention training programs, which include having drivers maintain a positive bus environment, helped the company earn the accolade.
Student Transportation acquires N.J. bus company
January 5, 2012
The contractor has acquired Safe Start Transportation, which has provided home-to-school student transportation services to the North Central region of the state. Officials say the fleet comprises fewer than 200 vehicles.
STA offers discount on magnet bus service
December 19, 2011
The contractor offers the discount on its SchoolWheels program to families in Jacksonville, Fla., whose children attend magnet schools within Duval County Public Schools. The discount price applies for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year and comes to $5.48 per day, or $559 total.
Student Transportation boosts efficiency, business with cloud technology
November 29, 2011
With independenceIT’s Total Freedom Workspace, a cloud-based information technology infrastructure, officials say the school bus contractor allocates less than 1 percent of revenues to its information technology operations. In addition, the company can incorporate nearly 50 business applications into the cloud infrastructure, and it helps to streamline mergers and acquisitions, as well as audits.
Student Transportation adds 700 vehicles in Wis. acquisition
November 15, 2011
The contractor expands into Wisconsin by acquiring Dairyland Bus Inc. and related companies, also adding more than $36 million in annualized revenues and five locations. Executive Mike Pjevach and his team will join Student Transportation Inc.
Student Transportation acquires N.J. bus company
October 19, 2011
The contractor completes its acquisition of School Transportation Services, which is based in Passaic County. Officials say the deal will add over 90 vehicles to the company’s fleet and annualized revenues of just over $5.4 million.

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