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Routing

Trust us to manage on-time arrivals
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Put performance at the forefront

For over 30 years, our Routing Center of Excellence has provided districts with community-specific services and has ensured the best home-to-school experience for students. First Student works in step with our school district partners to transition system-developed route schemes into efficient on-the-road operations. The team supports districts throughout the United States and Canada, leveraging their vast experience and using tools like Edulog, Versatrans, Transfinder, and BusPlanner.

Our team specializes in:

  • Turnkey routing services
  • Route optimization and analysis
  • System maintenance and technical updates
  • Scenario modeling and consulting
200+

Districts directly routed by our experts every year

5M

Student journeys completed every day

30,000

Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms

525M

Miles driven every year

Drive Efficiency Through Your Transportation System

Thorough planning guided by years of routing experience and today’s latest technology all come together to help First Student determine the most efficient routes that fit the unique needs of your district. The best transportation systems start with accurate routing. 

First Student seeks out, tests and develops the industry’s best vehicle technology, hardware and software to deliver on our promise to school district partners.

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First Student drivers are the face of our company, but there is a whole team that stands behind and supports them. From routing and dispatch to maintenance and safety, we’ve built our entire system around our promise to protect every student, every day. When you partner with us, you get that promise in action.

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Check out this case study to see how FirstSolutions, 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

First Transportation Solutions provides a collaborative approach that enables school districts to maintain ownership of their fleet and facilities while providing transportation best practices, support and training.

US Corporate Headquarters
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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