The deal adds more than 125 vehicles to STI’s fleet, annual revenue of $8.5 million, and a new state for STI: Maryland.
Gregg Peterson retires after 49 years in the school bus industry. He started working for his uncle’s company, Russell Transportation, at 17 years old.
The school bus contractor marks its 20th anniversary while taking the spotlight as the Nasdaq Stock Market closes on Wednesday.
The new 10-year deal makes Duval County Public Schools the contractor’s biggest customer.
The company holds an awards ceremony for the 15 inductees in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipients also get two days off for sightseeing and other festivities in the historic city.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
The contractor’s “Bully-Free Buses” campaign is led by Blue Shirt Day. Drivers, mechanics, and others wear blue shirts to show solidarity against bullying.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
Employees of the school bus contractor volunteer to transport Special Olympics athletes for the State Summer Games in Idaho.
In the $3.5 million annual pact with Lackawanna City School District, the contractor will provide transportation services, routing implementation, and 50 new vehicles.
The contractor will operate and maintain Navasota ISD’s new 40-vehicle fleet, which will be leased and owned by the district.
Johnston Community School District’s transportation system, currently owned and operated by the district, will be converted to Student Transportation of America.
A new aspect to the school bus contractor’s celebration of employees this year is the use of the social media hashtag #IAppreciate.