First Student Awarded Contract with Decatur Public School District


CINCINNATI, Ohio — First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, will continue to provide student transportation for the Decatur Public School District in Illinois after being awarded a new contract for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond. The three-year agreement includes the operation, maintenance and management of a fleet of nearly 120 vehicles.

“We have been working with the district for many years, and are pleased to continue our partnership,” said Jim Ring, First Student area general manager. “Our team in Decatur is committed to providing students with the safest and most reliable transportation for years to come.”

First Student collaborates with school districts to provide cost-saving transportation solutions without compromising safety. The company has extensive expertise in safety, planning, routing and vehicle maintenance, and provides the latest technology and systems available.

About First Student
First Student, Inc., a part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and is the largest provider of student transportation services in North America. First Student safely transports more than 6 million students with a fleet of 60,000 yellow school buses in North America. For more information, please visit