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First Student Expands in Illinois, Acquires Hopewell Transportation

NEW LENOX, Ill. — Walk First Student, North America’s leader in student transportation, today announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Hopewell Transportation....

Four Ways to Tackle Your Biggest Student Transportation Challenges

As a transportation director or superintendent of a school district, implementing student transportation is an important task. There are multiple factors you need to...
First Student said this electric bus being tested in Rochester, Minnesota, is the first step in the company’s evolution toward sustainability.

First Student Pilot Tests Electric School Bus in Minnesota

North America’s largest school bus contractor launched one of several new initiatives to test the feasibility of all-electric vehicles to transport students to and...
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First Student Sr. VP Receives National Safety Council Distinguished Service to...

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The National Safety Council (NSC) has presented Darryl Hill, senior vice president of safety for First Student, with its 2019 Distinguished...

Tyler Technologies and First Student Unveil Advanced Tablet Technology

PLANO, Texas — Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced today a partnership and pilot program with First Student, North America’s leading provider of school transportation, to...

New First Student President Osland Discusses Tyler Drive Customized Tablets

First Student announced that Paul Osland is officially the new president of the school bus contractor after he served in an interim capacity for...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super Users. Read the full September issue.  Cover Story Are...

First Student is Bringing Over 70 Buses to Lincoln County School...

CINCINNATI — The Lincoln County School District in Oregon is bringing in First Student to provide bus service to more than 3,000 students for...
First Student's 5th Annual Safety Dog Bus Tour Across North America starts on August 29. (Photo courtesy of First Student.)

First Student’s Safety Dog Bus Tour is Educating Students on School...

CINCINNATI — School transportation leader First Student is shining a spotlight on school bus safety this back-to-school season with its 5th Annual Safety Dog...
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All First Student Kansas Locations Earn Perfect Scores on State Inspections

WICHITA, Kan. — All six First Student locations in Kansas received perfect scores of 100 percent on recent state inspections, demonstrating a commitment to...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...