The acquisition of Nebraska-based Mid States School Bus Inc. is First Student’s third since the start of 2020. - File photo courtesy First Student

The acquisition of Nebraska-based Mid States School Bus Inc. is First Student’s third since the start of 2020.

File photo courtesy First Student

First Student has signed an agreement to acquire Nebraska-based Mid States School Bus Inc., a provider of school and charter transportation services.

Headquartered in Wayne, Nebraska, Mid States provides transportation to nearly 20 school districts across Eastern Nebraska and South Dakota with a fleet of approximately 200 buses, according to a news release from First Student.

“Mid States has a great team of drivers and staff who understand the needs of rural communities and share in our mission to provide safe and reliable transportation,” said First Student President Paul Osland.

As part of the acquisition, Dean Carroll, Mid States’ general manager, will reportedly maintain a leadership role with First Student. Other terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

This acquisition is the school bus contractor's third since the start of 2020. In January 2020, First Student acquired two Ontario locations and a fleet of more than 500 buses from Campeau Bus Lines. In September, the school transportation provider acquired Ontario-based school bus company Wubs Transit.

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