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.

Learn More About Contracting Services


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.

November 20, 2014

First Student Donates Thousands of Cans of Soup to Connecticut Food Pantries

First Student locations in Central Connecticut recently collected nearly 4,000 cans of soup to donate to area food banks....

November 10, 2014

View from the Driver’s Seat: Thriving Through Privatization

Hear from two First Student drivers who recently completed the transition from district-run operations to contracted service. They share their insight...

October 22, 2014

“At my Stop, you Stop!” - 2014 National School Bus Safety Week

Did you know riding a school bus is one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today? In fact, according to the American School Bus...

October 20, 2014

First Student Promotes Bus Stop Safety During National School Bus Safety Week

First Student is proud to join the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) in raising awareness for bus stop safety National School Bus...

October 17, 2014

First Student to Provide Free Transportation to Seniors to Attend Hallelujah

First Student is proud to partner with Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Mich. for its Hallelujah Harvest....

October 16, 2014

First Student Names John Billigmeier Area General Manager

First Student names John Billigmeier as area general manager for locations in Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. ...