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First Student Sponsors Cincinnatis Flying Pig Marathon – First Student Buses to Transport Runners
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First Student Sponsors Cincinnatis Flying Pig Marathon – First Student Buses to Transport Runners

May 1, 2009



CINCINNATI — First Student, the largest public transportation company in North America, will sponsor Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon this Sunday, and will provide First Student school buses to transport race participants for the second year in a row. The company, headquartered in Cincinnati, is also backing employee participation in the annual downtown fete to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this important Queen City tradition,” said Mike Murray, President and CEO of First Student. “I am proud to be a part of a company whose employees readily embrace opportunities to not only be involved in their community, but also give back by supporting causes like Children’s Miracle Network.”

“We are excited about having First Student return to the Flying Pig Marathon,” said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director of the marathon. “Their dedication and service to the ‘Pig’ is greatly appreciated.”

First Student, a division of First Student and the largest student transportation provider in North America, will donate 40 buses and drivers to shuttle race participants between parking locations and the race start and finish areas. First Student was recently awarded the entire student transportation contract for Cincinnati Public Schools.

In addition to sponsoring the race and providing transportation, First Student employees, including a CEO and the CFO, will be participating in Sunday’s events. In all, 35 employees from the company’s downtown headquarters will run to raise money for the corporate charity, Children’s Miracle Network. First Student supported participation by covering the registration fee.

First Student’s core values of safety and customer satisfaction are evident through regular fleet investments, adoption of new technologies, and enactment of stringent safety policies and operational procedures.  First Student was recently awarded the National Safety Council’s 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of the Company’s commitment to safety and for improving the quality of life in communities where its employees work and live.