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

Mom greeting child outside of school bus | First Student | Student Transportation Solutions

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.

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....

February 19, 2015

First Student Driver Collects Hundreds of Winter Coats for Students in Rochester

Hundreds of children in Rochester, Minnesota have new coats to keep them warm this winter thanks to an initiative by a First Student driver....

February 17, 2015

First Student Provides Free Transportation for Cincinnati Students Participating

More than 150 Cincinnati Public School students have a chance to lace up skates and enjoy the Fountain Square ice rink as a part of the School Skates...

February 2, 2015

First Student Gives Students More Reasons to “Love the Bus”

First Student is working to further foster good bus behavior during Love the Bus Month and beyond through an initiative titled, “I Care + We Care =...

December 29, 2014

First Student Winter Coat Drive in Cincinnati

The stories of bus drivers and monitors going above and beyond for their students aren’t rare - but they are special. While the actions are oftentimes...

December 18, 2014

First Student Collects Warm Winter Coats for Cincinnati Public School Students

Nearly 150 Cincinnati Public School students who faced the possibility of going without a coat this winter received coats just in time for the...

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