Seven First Student Locations Receive Green Fleet Certification


CINCINNATI— The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recently awarded Green Fleet Certifications to seven First Student locations.

The NSTA Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program recognizes NSTA members for their efforts in working toward a cleaner environment by using and investing in the latest technology.

Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze certification levels are awarded depending on the level of fleet reduction in particulate matter. The program is endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA Program.

Two First Student locations received Platinum awards:

  • Bozeman, Mont.
  • Waukesha, Wis.

Five First Student locations received Gold awards:

  • Avalon, Calif.       
  • Santa Ana, Calif.
  • St. Andrews, Calif.
  • West Valley, Calif.
  • Portland, Ore.

The Green Fleet Certification program was developed in 2010 to help NSTA members achieve and obtain recognition for environmental stewardship in the management of their fleets. 



First Student, Inc. — a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America — is a leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and the largest provider of student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada, using a fleet of 54,000 buses. The safety and security of its passengers is the company’s core value, and in 2009 FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s prestigious Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. For more information, please visit