Class Action Says Student Transportation of America Underpaid School Bus Drivers


A group of nine school bus drivers filed a complaint in Chicago federal court against Student Transportation of America (STA), claiming the provider has stiffed them on wages and overtime, by allegedly paying them only for the time they were on their routes, according to the Cook County Record.


The complaint said drivers were ordered to complete and submit timesheets to STA showing only “the number of hours (STA) estimated it should have taken the drivers to complete their routes.”

Further, the complaint alleged STA management would “strike out portions of the time sheet,” should drivers indicate they worked more than the amount of time the company believed their route should take, “and were not paid for the extra time worked.”