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First Student Acquires Belanger Brownway Bus Lines
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First Student Acquires Belanger Brownway Bus Lines

May 10, 2022

CINCINNATI – First Student announces the acquisition of Belanger Brownway Bus Lines, based in Mattawa, Ontario.

“Belanger Brownway Bus Lines has been providing safe, reliable school bus transportation for more than 50 years, and we are proud to welcome them to our family,” said First Student President John Kenning. “Both companies have a common commitment that school buses are a vital part of the educational system, preparing students to arrive at school ready to learn.”

Since 1966, Belanger Brownway Bus Lines has been delivering safe, effective, and dependable student transportation solutions serving the Mattawa and North Bay Highway Corridor.

“First Student’s leading culture of safety and innovation is a perfect fit for our customers and student passengers,” said Belanger Brownway Bus Lines owners Mike and Dan Belanger. “First Student will be a great addition to our community, and we know our student passengers will continue to receive the best service.”  

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About First Student:
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes five million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly- trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services with a fleet of about 40,000 buses. For more information, please visit