On-Board Bus Technologies

Safer, easier, and more efficient transportation

Improve your transportation with integrated solutions that incorporate the latest technologies

You deserve the latest technological innovations that improve the quality of your transportation service, create new efficiencies for your district, and keep your students safe. With our on-board bus technologies, you can easily address:

  • Safety issues when getting on and off the bus
  • Behavioral issues
  • Unauthorized people on the bus
  • Mechanical difficulties
First Student Partners with Xenia Community Schools for Upgraded Technology
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We work with districts in 39 US states and 7 Canadian provinces

200+

Districts directly routed by our experts every year

10,000

Drivers hired every year through our national recruiting team

30,000

Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms

The most technologically advanced buses on the road​

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.

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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The FirstView® brings together GPS, electronic routing software and First Student’s operations platform, FOCUS™, to provide enhanced communication and visibility into your transportation system. The suite consists of the FirstView® District Dashboard and the FirstView® Parent App.​

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Student conduct issues on even a single bus route can throw off the whole school day for students, parents or caregivers, and school officials. FirstACTS® (Active Conduct Training System) helps everyone more easily communicate incidents for timely action and resolution.

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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.