Caring for Students Today, Tomorrow, Together.®

For more than a century, First Student has partnered with local school districts to deliver safe, quality and effective student transportation solutions. The First Student approach applies our national resources to locally defined priorities, enabling us to make a lasting and positive impact in the communities we serve.

Whether you face changes in student population, want to explore your options for new technology, need to improve safety performance or simply want more visibility into your operation, First Student has the right transportation solution for you.

Local Team

A great start to the school day begins with a caring school bus driver who takes pride in serving the children and families in their community. With First Student, your drivers, monitors, dispatchers and other transportation team members are experienced professionals and members of your local community who are dedicated to providing your district, students and their families with the highest level of service. As familiar, trusted faces in the community, they understand their important role to positively impact each student’s day.

National Support Network

First Student’s local drivers and team members have access to a national network of unparalleled support in the areas of human resources, safety and security, maintenance, logistics and vehicles, with a focus always on enhancing the service we provide to your district, community and students.

Collaborative Planning

School bus transportation is a complex solution to a dynamic set of problems. As your dedicated transportation partner, we remove this burden from your daily activities by collaborating with you to provide transportation solutions that endure over the long-term. We also provide access to critical data and management systems to help make the best decisions for your ongoing transportation goals.

Customized, Flexible Services

We work closely with you to understand your district’s unique challenges and develop solutions to meet your community’s current needs. We promptly adapt as your needs change over time — and we quickly and effectively address any situation, unanticipated need or emergency with our unsurpassed network of vehicles, resources and management expertise.

Proven Supply Chain Partnerships

With our district partners always top of mind, our purchasing focus is on the overall or total cost to purchase, operate and maintain a vehicle — striving for efficiencies that can save money for classroom resources. Our comprehensive partnerships with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and key vendors allow us to improve services by sharing information to assist with the development and operation of a bus with a prolonged lifecycle.