• Dec 02, 2009

    First Student Helps ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Provide Home for Buffalo Family

    irst Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, recently came to the aid of ABC's hit television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” as they built a home for aBuffalo,NY family in need. First Student was called upon to provide transportation to more than 4,500 volunteers who worked day and night to complete this enormous task, as well as the thousands of spectators who arrived to see the reveal of the new home.
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  • Oct 03, 2009

    FirstGroup America Employee Climbs Mountain

    Jason Mangone, director of finance for FirstGroup America's (FGA) First Transit division, is climbing the third-highest mountain in North America to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. On November 11, Mangone will tackle the 18,500 feet of Mexico's Pico de Orizaba to raise awareness and solicit donations for the organization. Through his journey, Mangone hopes to encourage others to support Children's Miracle Network's mission of ensuring hospitals have the resources needed to provide top medical care to children across North America. Children's Miracle Network is the official company charity of FGA.
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  • Oct 02, 2009

    National School Bus Safety Week Reminds Motorists

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are seven times safer than passenger cars. Unfortunately, motorists illegally passing the stopped school bus present an increased risk to students boarding and leaving the bus. First Student joins the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to raise awareness for National School Bus Safety Week - October 19 to 23 - and to remind motorists to turn off mobile devices and heed the school bus stop arm.
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  • Sep 02, 2009

    First Student Announces Four School Transportation Contracts

    First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, has added four student transportation contracts to provide service for the following public school districts:
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  • Sep 01, 2009

    FirstGroup America Celebrates Ten Years of North American Operations

    FirstGroup America, the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation, celebrates its tenth business anniversary on September 13. Transporting 4.5 million passengers per day throughout the United States and Canada, FirstGroup America is the largest provider of surface transportation services in North America.
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  • Aug 08, 2009

    First Student President Linda Burtwistle Named to National School Transportation Association Board of Directors

    The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recently appointed First Student President Linda Burtwistle to its board of directors. Founded in 1964, the NSTA is the only national organization that represents the interests and concerns of private school transportation contractors. Through this position, Burtwistle will assist the NSTA in finding opportunities and solutions to provide school transportation professionals with tools and resources needed for school bus safety, affordability and efficiency nationwide.
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  • Aug 07, 2009

    First Student Teams With WXIX and Q102 to Fill 1,000 Backpacks For ACT and Brighton Center

    With the new school year fast approaching, First Student is teaming up with FOX 19 and Q102 to present this year's Backpack Challenge, an effort designed to stuff the First Student bus with 1,000 backpacks for students associated with ACT and the Brighton Center in Cincinnati.
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  • Aug 06, 2009

    First Student Signs New Contract with Holyoke Public Schools in Holyoke, Mass.

    First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, has signed a contract to provide student transportation for the Holyoke Public Schools in Holyoke, Mass., beginning July 1, 2009. First Student is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America's largest transportation company
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  • Aug 05, 2009

    First Student Awarded Contract with Decatur, Ill. Public School District 61

    First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, has been awarded the contract to provide student transportation for the Decatur Public School District 61 in Decatur, Ill., beginning July 15, 2009. First Student is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America's largest transportation company.
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  • Aug 04, 2009

    First Student Awarded Student Transportation Contract with the East Peoria, Ill. School District 86

    First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, has been awarded the student transportation contract for the East Peoria School District 86 in East Peoria, Ill., beginning July 1, 2009. First Student is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America's largest transportation company.
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