April 2014
Apr 24, 2014

First Student Selected to Provide School Transportation for West Warwick Public Schools

First Student will continue to partner with West Warwick Public Schools in Rhode Island for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.

Apr 16, 2014

First Student Awarded Contract with Decatur Public School District

First Student will continue to provide student transportation for the Decatur Public School District in Illinois.

Apr 14, 2014

First Student President Dennis Maple Named to NSTA Board of Directors

The National School Transportation Association recently appointed First Student President Dennis Maple to its board of directors.

Apr 04, 2014

First Student Applauds Proposal to Create National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for Bus and Truck Drivers

First Student hails a proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all commercial driver’s license holders in the U.S.

March 2014
Mar 20, 2014

First Student Signs New Contract with Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512 in Kansas

First Student has retained its student transportation contract with the Shawnee Mission Unified School District.

Mar 19, 2014

First Student Driver Being Hailed as a Hero

A First Student driver in Minneapolis puts his training into action when there is an emergency situation on his bus.

Mar 14, 2014

First Student Recognized for Its Support of University of Illinois Fire Service Institute

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute in Collinsville recently honored First Student for supporting its fire academy.

Mar 12, 2014

Troy School District to Continue Partnership with First Student

The Troy School District in Michigan has retained its student transportation contract with First Student.

Mar 04, 2014

First Student DriveSMART Program Saves More Than Three Million Gallons of Fuel in One Year

What happens when you ask bus drivers of the largest provider of school transportation in North America to enhance fuel efficiency by 5% in a year? First Student drivers respond by saving 3.2 million gallons of fuel, enough to keep approximately 1,700 yellow buses running an entire year, more than enough to serve a city the size of Chicago.

February 2014
Feb 21, 2014

First Student Supports 2014 ‘Love the Bus’ Campaign

February 2014 marks the American School Bus Council’s (ASBC) ‘Love the Bus’ program. First Student joins the ASBC in its annual campaign to recognize drivers and raise awareness of school bus safety.

January 2014
Jan 15, 2014

First Student Partners with YMCA, Cincinnati Public Schools and 3CDC to Transport Students for School Skates Program

Beginning January 16, hundreds of Cincinnati Public School students enrolled in a participating YMCA after-school program will lace up their skates and take a turn on the Fountain Square ice rink as part of the annual School Skates program.

Jan 09, 2014

First Student Provides Important School Bus Winter Safety Information to Motorists, Students and Parents

Snow and ice trigger important winter weather safety reminders to motorists, students and parents. First Student, North America’s largest provider of school bus transportation, urges motorists who share the road with school buses to use extra precaution and allow plenty of room to stop when approaching or following a school bus as they make frequent stops loading and unloading students.

December 2013
Dec 03, 2013

First Student Helps Parents Keep Eye on Their Students

Article published in USA TODAY on November 27, 2013

November 2013
Nov 01, 2013

First Student Sponsors Event for Veterans in Cincinnati

First Student, the largest provider of school transportation in North America, is a proud sponsor of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 5K event on Saturday, Nov. 9, in downtown Cincinnati.

October 2013
Oct 18, 2013

First Student Joins Effort to Urge Students to 'Stand Back from the Yellow and Black for National School Bus Safety Week

School buses are the safest form of transportation for traveling to and from school. However, students face an increasing danger when entering and exiting the bus, which is why First Student is joining the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) in raising awareness for National School Bus Safety Week, October 21 to 25.


First Student, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and the largest provider of student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada, using a fleet of 54,000 buses. The safety and security of its passengers is the company's core value, and in 2009 FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council's prestigious Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. For more information, please visit www.firststudentinc.com or follow the company on Facebook (facebook.com/FirstStudent) and Twitter (@FirstStudentInc).