The Advantage

It’s proven. When you privatize student transportation services, not only does your school benefit — the community benefits, too.

Why Contract?

From simplifying your day and streamlining your time to enjoying costs savings and a fixed budget, the reasons to contract are many.

Questions About Contracting?

Whether you’re interested in learning more about privatization or would like to discuss contracting services, we’re here to help.

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Find Career Opportunities at First Student

Our employees are our most important resource, and we are committed to providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities.


The Benefits of Contract Student Transportation

Many school districts nationwide have discovered that outsourcing student transportation helps decrease costs while increasing levels of safety and control.


Rent a School Bus for Group Trips and Events

Our school buses aren't just for kids. From field trips to corporate events, First Student is the affordable alternative for a variety of groups and destinations.


Used Bus Sales

The largest inventory of pre-owned buses that will provide exceptional value for your transportation budget. 

Our Services


  • School Busing
  • Student Transportation
  • Special Needs Transportation
  • School Bus Rentals


  • Daily Route Management
  • Routing Services
  • Logistics & Scheduling
  • Drivers and Staff


  • Bus Leasing and Ownership
  • Parts and Maintenance
  • Fuel Purchasing and Storage
  • Used Bus Sales


  • Fleet Analysis & Reporting
  • GPS & Student Tracking
  • Child Check-Mate System
  • Theft-Mate Security

Our Experience

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Connecting to our Communities

First Student's century of experience can be traced back to 1913 with the City of Newman, CA - a community partnership that continues to grow with time.

April 14, 2015

Four First Student Minnesota Locations Collect Thousands of Pounds of Food to

As the school year ends, hunger is an issue for many students, which is why First Student participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign...

March 23, 2015

First Student Hosts Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day

Cincinnati Public School students enrolled in the Junior Achievement program at Woodward Career Technical High School recently had the opportunity to...

March 12, 2015

Being a School Bus Driver is more than a part-time job

Being a school bus driver is a part-time job, but it carries full-time responsibility. As an industry leader, First Student doesn't just hire drivers;...

March 12, 2015

First Student Donates School Bus to Penn Vet Working Dog Center

A facility that trains dogs for search and rescue operations has a valuable new training tool: a school bus from the First Student fleet. ...

March 9, 2015

First Student Location Raises Hundreds of Dollars for Kansas Food Bank

First Student employees in Lawrence, Kan., recently showed their commitment to the community they serve extends beyond the school day....

February 23, 2015

First Student Supports National Safety Council Accreditation of New Castle, Pa.

New Castle, Pa. is now accredited as a Safe Community by the National Safety Council through its Safe Communities America program....

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