First Student Signs New Contract for Student Transportation Services with the Oak Ridge, Tennessee School District
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First Student Signs New Contract for Student Transportation Services with the Oak Ridge, Tennessee School District

July 1, 2008

CINCINNATI — First Student, Inc., the nation’s leader in student transportation, announces a new contract with the Oak Ridge School District in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The five-year, full-service contract will provide transportation to and from school and extracurricular events for all 4,700 Oak Ridge students. First Student will maintain a fleet of 33 buses and operate 27 routes.

“We are committed to providing safe, reliable transportation to the students of the Oak Ridge School District,” says Carey Paster, CEO and President Sales, Marketing & Commercial Development of FirstGroup America. “At First Student, safety is a core value. Safely transporting children to and from school each day is a responsibility we take very seriously.”

All First Student drivers must pass a comprehensive background check, substance screen and full DOT physical exam, as well as complete more than 50 hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel training before they can drive a First Student bus. First Student was the first school bus operator to install front safety crossing gates, an anti-theft, electronic child reminder system and a computerized global positioning system as standard equipment on its buses.

First Student, Inc., a part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and is the largest provider of transportation services in North America. First Student safely transports more than 3 million students with a fleet of 49,000 yellow school buses in the U.S. In Canada, First Student operates 11,300 buses and transports 700,000 children to and from school each day. First Student is dedicated to providing the safest and most efficient student transportation service in North America.

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