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Routing

Optimized. On time. Safe and sound.

Expert support scaled to meet your district’s needs

Our routing services team has been in operation for over 25 years, providing districts with community-specific services and ensuring the best home-to-school experience for students.

Student transportation is complex. That’s where our team comes in.

Our experts provide routing and scheduling solutions scaled to meet the exact needs of your district:

  • Route optimization and analysis
  • System maintenance and technical updates
  • Scenario modeling and consulting
  • Turnkey routing services
First Student Routing Solutions
5M

Student journeys completed every day

550M

Miles driven every year

200+

Districts directly routed by our experts every year

30,000

Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms

Drive Efficiency Through Your Entire Operation

First Student provides full-service routing for more than 80 school districts with fleets that range in size from a few buses to several hundred. We offer turnkey routing services for new school year planning and ongoing, day-to-day route maintenance. Districts receive comprehensive, expert support.

First Student has found innovative routing techniques can often help mitigate driver shortage challenges many districts face. Learn how our routing team is finding success for our partners across the country.

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Student transportation isn’t one size fits all. Whether you need help maintaining your buses, managing your operations, or rethinking routes – we can tailor our services to fit your needs.

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Check out this case study to see how First Transportation Solutions, the consulting arm of First Student, was able to examine Fairfield Connecticut Public Schools’ routing and save the district $100K annually.

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Learn More About Us!

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies, and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve.​