STA to expand California operations

The company wins contracts for Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as the nearby Porter Ranch community and a regional center, adding about $10.5 million in annual revenue.


STA to expand service to Missouri

The contractor will provide Columbia Public Schools with 212 new school vehicles. The contract marks the company's first operations in the state.


For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America. Along the way, he has embraced alternative fuels and new technologies, focused on recruiting good people, and maintained a 95% contract renewal rate.

SCHOOL BUS FLEET magazine Publisher Frank Di Giacomo presented Student Transportation Inc. Founder, Chairman and CEO Denis J. Gallagher with its Contractor of the Year award.

Denis Gallagher named SBF Contractor of the Year

The Student Transportation Inc. founder and leader has led his company through remarkable growth while maintaining a 95% contract renewal rate over 17 years. Gallagher has also been at the forefront in adopting alternative fuels in school transportation — his company has made the largest single order of propane school buses to date: more than 400.

Under a new contract with St. Paul Public Schools, Student Transportation of America will provide new propane-powered vehicles. Pictured is one of the company's propane buses in Nebraska.

New contract brings 65 propane buses to Minnesota district

Under the five-year, $4 million contract with St. Paul Public Schools, Student Transportation of America will provide new propane-powered vehicles and a refurbished facility. The contract award also marks the expansion of the company's operations in Minnesota.


STA secures $10 million California contract

The school bus contractor will serve San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools beginning in January under the five and a half year agreement, and it will provide 133 new, ultra-low-emission vehicles and 31 propane autogas vehicles. STA also reports that all major contracts that were part of the acquisition of Atlantic Express’ California assets have been extended.

Ricardo Ramos (center) of Student Transportation of America accepts the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Southern California School Bus Driver of the Year award from CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow (left) and Riverside Unified School District Interim Superintendent Mike Fine.

Bus driver honored for saving 2 kids from floodwaters

Ricardo Ramos, a driver and trainer for Student Transportation of America, is named the Southern California School Bus Driver of the Year by the California Highway Patrol for getting the siblings to safety after they were washed away in the storm water last summer. Ramos humbly accepts the award, saying, “I really didn’t expect any of this. I was just in the right place at the right moment.”

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