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First Student Van Service

Giving districts tools that drive efficiency and help all students succeed

Add flexibility to your fleet and meet the needs of special population students

Many districts are faced with operational and fiscal challenges of transporting out-of-district students, students served by McKinney-Vento, and students with developmental disabilities or other special needs. Vans offer more than a ride to school— they offer safe, reliable transportation that can be transformative for your students. In fact, some of our students have made their very first friend on our vans.


Why vans from First Student:

  • Experts in providing safe, reliable student transportation
  • Professional drivers and modern fleet
  • Excellent alternative to taxi/local van service
  • Flexibility to cover routes for special needs, homeless and students in remote locations
  • Reduces complexity and effort to manage transportation vendors
  • Efficient transportation option for extra-curricular activities

drivers annually hired through our national recruiting team


Our special needs program was developed with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the top children’s hospital in the US


We work with customers in 41 American states and 8 Canadian provinces


Hours of specialized training for van drivers

Meet the Needs of Every Student

First Student has a flexible fleet to meet all of your needs. Our vans are the safest on the road, outfitted with after-market safety features and First Student’s industry best technology stack. First Student vans are driven by professional, highly trained and experienced drivers who are dedicated to student transportation.

FirstServes is a special education training and communications program that aligns First Student with districts and parents to support students and ensure we deliver them physically safe and emotionally ready to learn. It serves as a cultural change agent by educating drivers, entire locations, and participating districts.​

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First Transportation Solutions (FTS) delivers custom solutions specific to your transportation goals and operates as a seamless extension of your team. We’re committed to easing your daily transportation challenges and ensuring your students have the best possible ride to and from school.

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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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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.

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191 Rosa Parks Street, 8th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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