First Student maintains the responsibility for safely transporting more than 1 million students to and from school. The company s entire focus is on the safety and security of the passengers it carries. With a nationwide fleet of more than 15,000 school buses and 19,000 drivers, First Student is able to leverage significant economies of scale, global resources, capital investment, experience and systems expertise for its customers. The company is also able to provide solutions for full contracting, special needs transportation, bus leasing and maintenance, management contracting, sports and field trip services, and coach services. First Student, is an operating unit of First Group PLC, a worldwide public transportation company traded on the London Stock Exchange. First Student has headquarters in Cincinnati, and an operating office in Chattanooga, Tenn.