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First Student Awarded Student Transportation Contract with the East Peoria, Ill. School District 86

Friday 7 August 2009

Three-year contract includes operation, maintenance and management of 33 vehicles.

First Student, Inc., the nation’s leader in student transportation, has been awarded the student transportation contract for the East Peoria School District 86 in East Peoria, Ill., beginning July 1, 2009. First Student is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America’s largest transportation company. 

The contract is a three-year agreement which includes the operation, maintenance and management of a fleet of 33 vehicles.

“We are pleased to be able to provide quality student transportation services for the East Peoria School District 86,” said David Duke, senior vice president of sales for First Student. “School buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school. First Student delivers the safest, most reliable transportation services for the families and children who rely on us each day. We also bring a number of advantages to each school district we serve, including cost savings that allow administrators to reallocate tax dollars into the classroom, leadership in sustainable transportation services and a clear focus on safety and customer service.”

Knowledgeable drivers are a terrific asset. First Student will evaluate existing local employees who presently serve the district and those who meet First Student driver requirements are encouraged to apply.

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