The five-year pact with Morongo Unified School District, located in the Mojave Desert, includes new buses with air conditioning and three-point belts.
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.
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
The manufacturer’s school buses will power the largest “green fleet” of school vehicles in Colorado, according to Blue Bird and STA.
The school bus contractor has been locking in prices with fuel vendors for fiscal year 2016. Company officials expect more reduction in fuel expenses next year.
The contractor will provide Columbia Public Schools with 212 new school vehicles. The contract marks the company's first operations in the state.
Barbara Basney, a VP at Xerox Corp., brings more than 24 years of corporate managerial experience to the school bus contractor’s board of directors.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.”