CINCINNATI — First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, recently was awarded a contract to provide school bus service to students of the Las Cruces Public Schools. The contract includes operation of all 136 school bus routes for students in the greater Las Cruces area, special education programs, and students of parents stationed at the White Sands Missile Range. This agreement marks the first contract for First Student in the state of New Mexico.
“We are pleased to be beginning a new relationship with the Las Cruces Public Schools,” says Charlie Bruce, Chief Operating Officer at First Student. “We look forward to serving the children and families of Las Cruces and are committed to providing safe, efficient and dependable student transportation.”
“Safety is our core value at First Student,” says Carey Paster, President of First Student. “Our drivers are highly trained professionals and our school buses are equipped with the latest safety features. First Student was the first school bus operator to install front safety crossing gates and Child Check-Mate System®, an anti-theft electronic child reminder system, as standard equipment on its buses.”
“We want the parents and school district officials of Las Cruces Public Schools to know we are dedicated to ensuring the children entrusted to us on our buses enjoy a safe ride to and from school each day,” said Paster.
First Student, the U.S. subsidiary of FirstGroup America, is the largest provider of school bus transportation in North America. With a fleet of 62,000 yellow school buses, First Student safely transports nearly 4 million students to and from school every day across the U.S. and Canada. First Student is dedicated to providing the safest and most efficient student transportation service in North America.