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.

July 23, 2015

School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

Once a year the top school bus drivers from across North America participate in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. Hosted by the...

July 23, 2015

First Student Senior Director Todd Monteferrario Elected NSTA President

Todd Monteferrario has been named president of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA)....

July 21, 2015

First Student to Replace SFUSD Fleet

For more than 45 years, San Francisco United School District (SFUSD) has trusted First Student to transport its students, and the long-term...

July 7, 2015

First Student Tonka Bay Named Organization of the Year

First Student, the trusted transportation partner for Minnetonka Public Schools was recently named 2015 “Organization of the Year” by Minnetonka...

June 19, 2015

First Student Names Area General Manager for Central Region

First Student, the trusted leader in student transportation, has named Chris Coyle as Area General Manager of the company’s Central Region....

June 4, 2015

First Student Awarded New Contract in Illinois

McLean County Unit District 5 in Normal, Ill. will depend on First Student to deliver students safely to and from school during the 2015-16 school...

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