First Student topped the fleets in our contractor survey with 43,000 vehicles transporting 2.5 million students.  -  Photo: First Student

First Student topped the fleets in our contractor survey with 43,000 vehicles transporting 2.5 million students.

Photo: First Student

The top five largest school bus contractors responding to our School Bus Fleet survey this year include First Student, National Express, Student Transportation of America, and Beacon Mobility in Massachusetts, and North America Central School Bus.

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RANK

COMPANY

FLEET 2022

FLEET 2021

LOSS/GAIN

DISTRICT CONTRACTS

STUDENTS TRANSPORTED

1

First Student (Cincinnati, Ohio)

43,000

43,000

0

1,100

2500000 *

2

National Express (Lisle, Ill.)

20,000

20,000

0

550

1200000 *

3

Student Transportation of America (Wall, N.J.)

16,000

16,000

0

300

1250000 *

4

Beacon Mobility (North Reading, Mass.)

6,500

N/A

N/A

170

250,000

5 North America Central School Bus (Joliet, Ill.) 3,359 3,172 187 85 228,000

6

Cook-Illinois Corp. (Oak Brook, Ill.)

2,223

2,250

-27

156

200,000

7

Huntington Coach (Huntington Station, N.Y.)

991

N/A

N/A

12

20,000

8

Royal Coach Lines (Yonkers, N.Y.)

650

651

-1

27

34,500

9

W.L. Roenigk, Inc. (Sarver, Penn.)

550

653

-113

15

22,525

10

Brightbill Transportation (Lebanon, Penn.)

315

N/A

N/A

7

25,000

11

Texas Rural Student Transportation (Karnes City, Texas)

200

N/A

N/A

15

3,000

12

Mlaker Student Transportation (Davidsville, Penn.)

195

95

100

12

12,000

13

Visser Bus Services (Upland, Calif.)

132

N/A

N/A

5

450

14

Thirdwave Bus Services (Richmond, B.C.)

107

N/A

N/A

3

2,000

15

Weikel Busing LLC (Selinsgrove, Penn.)

105

89

16

4

3,200

16

Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc. (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.)

100

N/A

N/A

3

5,000

17

Akita Enterprises, Ltd. (Lihue, Hawaii)

94

N/A

N/A

3

6,500

18

Star and Strand Transportation (Troy, N.Y.)

85

N/A

N/A

10

1,000

19

Warco, Inc. (Bloomington, Wisc.)

67

N/A

N/A

7

3,500

20

Girardat LP (Cochranton, Penn.)

57

N/A

N/A

2

969

21

Van Galder Bus Company (Janesville, Wisc.)

49

N/A

N/A

1

3,000

22

Northern Express Bus Service (Berlin, Wisc.)

40

N/A

N/A

3

1,500

23

Malliette Bus Company (Antigo, Wisc.)

35

32

3

1

950

24

Bud's Bus Service (Worthington, Minn.)

30

28

2

1

3,400

25

Transport Cloquet Transit (Cloquet, Minn.)

30

N/A

N/A

1

750

 

* Latest available data

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