LISLE, Ill. — Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, announced on Jan. 27 a new school bus contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The contract will run for 10 years, beginning in August 2021. Durham will operate 130 routes and will house its fleet out of a brand new Durham facility. Durham will also hire more than 220 team members in Fairbanks.
The fleet will be dedicated to the school district and will be outfitted with its partnered technologies: Lytx DriveCam, Seon camera system and Fogmaker fire suppression technology. The company has more technology on its buses, and more data at its fingertips, to monitor and improve safety than any other student transportation provider.
“I feel there are numerous components of the proposal that will help to provide our students, parents and staff [with] a high-quality transportation service. Our district looks forward to welcoming Durham to the Fairbanks community and to a lasting partnership that will be mutually beneficial to all,” said Andreau DeGraw, chief operations officer, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
“It will be a privilege to serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and [its] community. Schools, parents and students have been relying on our transportation service for more than 100 years, and we look forward to bringing the high-quality service, for which we are known, to Fairbanks. We are excited and will be ready to serve them with our best-in-class drivers, safety technologies and monitoring capabilities,” said Gary Waits, CEO of Durham School Services.
About Durham School Services
As an industry-leading student transportation provider, Durham School Services is dedicated to the safety of our students and people, transporting more than 1 million students daily and employing approximately 20,000 drivers across North America. For more than 100 years, Durham has been committed to excellence and upholding its mission of transporting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn. Through this mission and a grassroots approach to its operations, Durham School Services has earned the recognition as a trusted transportation provider among its customers and the communities it serves. https://www.durhamschoolservices.com