First Student Announces Four School Transportation Contracts
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First Student Announces Four School Transportation Contracts

September 2, 2009

CINCINNATI — 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:

UnionR-XI School District in Union, Mo. A five-year agreement which includes the maintenance and operation of 30 district-owned vehicles, covering 25 daily routes.

Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, Mo. A one-year agreement to operate, manage and maintain a four-vehicle fleet, running four daily routes.

Independent School District 625, St. Paul, Minn. Renewal and expansion of the full-service contract including a fleet of 250 vehicles to cover 230 daily routesan increase of 70 routes. All of the buses in the fleet are equipped with GPS tracking systems.

ClintonSchool District in Clinton, Conn. A four-year, full-service agreement for a fleet of 30 vehicles. First Student has ordered 10 new Type A buses to add to the fleet, and the entire fleet will be air conditioned. All full-size buses also will be equipped with digital cameras.

David Duke, senior vice president of Sales for First Student, said, “These contracts represent both essential new growth and a continued commitment to our existing customer-base as we provide the school districts we serve with quality student transportation services. School buses are clearly the safest way for children to get to and from school. At First Student, wedeliver the safest, most efficientstudent transportation services for the families and children who rely on us each day.”

About First Student

First Student, Inc., a part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and is the largest provider of student transportation services in North America. FirstGroup America was recently awarded the National Safety Council’s 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. First Studentsafely transports more than 4 million studentswith afleet of 60,000 yellow school buses in North America. For more information, please visitwww.firststudentinc.com.

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