American Student Transportation Partners, Inc. (ASTP) announced on Sept. 26 it has partnered with Assisted Transportation Services, Inc. (ATS), provider of student and non-emergency medical transportation in Missouri and Kansas. The acquisition marks ASTP’s expansion into the Midwest market, furthering the company’s ability to provide transportation to more students and families.
“We could not be more thrilled about partnering with Assisted Transportation,” said President of ASTP Tod Eskra in a recent news release. “Chris Hane and his team have built an outstanding organization with a mission that aligns well with our own. We're excited to support Assisted as it continues to build a leading, contemporary provider of alternative transportation in the communities it serves.”
Founded in 1992, ATS provides transportation solutions for students and families with alternative transportation needs including early childhood, special needs, out-of-district, and hard-to-serve trips.
“Our partnership with ASTP creates a tremendous opportunity to expand our business in Kansas, Missouri, and other attractive markets,” says Chris Hane, president of ATS. “We’ve always believed that student transportation is, above all, about people, safety, and service and the ASTP team operates with the same belief. Their contemporary digital tools and people-first approach make them a perfect match for us.”
ASTP was established in 2021, and recently acquired more than 300 routes and vehicles from Brandywine Transportation as it continues to expand its operations in Pennsylvania. ASTP’s network of operators currently serves more than 65,000 students and their families.