Five First Student Kansas Locations Receive Perfect Score on State Transportation Safety Review

OLATHE, Kan. – Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring school buses remain the safest way for students to get to and from school, five First Student locations in Kansas have achieved a perfect score on transportation safety reviews by the Kansas State Department of Education. 

The annual review aims to ensure school buses are operating safely in the state. Nearly 230,000 students in Kansas ride school buses every day. As part of the review, the state conducts fleet inspections, analyzes maintenance records and examines driver data. 

The First Student locations to receive a perfect score include: 

  •  Coffeyville 
  •  Gardner 
  •  De Soto 
  •  Lawrence 
  •  Olathe 

“We recognize the tremendous responsibility placed upon us every school day to provide safe and reliable transportation,” said John Billigmeier, First Student area general manager. “Receiving a perfect score on the state transportation safety review shows the dedication of our location teams in the communities we serve. At First Student, we are committed to providing the safest, most reliable and most technologically-advanced service in the school bus industry.” 

These five First Student locations in Kansas transport more than 17,000 students to and from school each day. The company is a trusted partner to more school districts across North American than any other school transportation provider. 

About First Student, Inc. 
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes five million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, please visit firststudentinc.com

 

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Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it now affects Lousiana, where authorities also remain on high alert, but the deluge and resulting floods in Houston have already claimed nearly two dozen lives and forced local schools to cancel classes and school bus service for at least the next week. 

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