ST. GEORGE, Utah — Region 4 Education Service Center recently awarded a national contract to passenger transportation management company ALC.

Region 4 Education Service Center is the Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)’s lead government agency.

TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative that has contracts with vendors for commonly purchased products and services, allowing entities to make compliant purchases at a valued rate.

Through the national transportation contract with TCPN, ALC can provide school districts throughout the U.S. with alternative student transportation services.

“When school districts contract with ALC through TCPN, they are able to save costs associated with the competitive bidding process while reaping the benefits of nationally leveraged pricing, at no cost to the district,” ALC President Craig Puckett said.

ALC focuses on fulfilling school districts’ special transportation needs with alternative student transportation services. Company officials said that ALC can provide personalized service, including parent meetings, real-time accountability and the ability to match each student with the right vehicle.

“TCPN is proud to partner with ALC for alternative transportation services,” said Chris Penny, vice president of TCPN. “ALC has a proven track record of helping school districts streamline their resources while providing outstanding service levels for the children they are transporting.”

School districts must be a member of TCPN to leverage the national ALC contract. Membership status can be verified by calling (888) 884-7695. Once membership has been confirmed by TCPN, a school district can contact an ALC representative for more details at (866) 999-3371.

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