First Student is one of the leading student transportation providers in North America that serves more than 1,500 school districts with over 60,000 buses. The company employs nearly 38,000 individuals and handles passenger rail and rail freight operations. Its transportation services include bus and parts procurement, fuel purchasing and storage and route optimization. The company also provides bus leasing and maintenance services. Additionally, it offers a fleet of used school buses for sale. First Student operates in approximately 40 U.S. states and more than 10 Canadian provinces and territories. The company operates Laidlaw Education Services. It is a part of FirstGroup, which is a global transportation provider that carries over 2 billion people annually through a public rail and bus transportation network and employs nearly 135,000 staff members.