First Student maintains the responsibility for safely transporting more than 3.3 million students to and from school daily. The company focuses on the safety and security of the passengers it carries. With a nationwide fleet of more than 49,000 school buses and drivers, First Student leverages significant economies of scale, global resources, capital investment and systems expertise to provide cost-effective outsourced solutions for school districts and other customers. The company s capabilities include full turnkey contracting, special needs transportation, bus leasing and maintenance, management contracting, charter bus rentals, and sports and field trip services. First Student is an operating unit of First Group, a worldwide public transportation company traded on the London Stock Exchange. First Student is headquartered in Cincinnati and maintains one of its additional operating offices in Hodgkins, Ill.