Student Transportation of America to provide propane buses for Los Angeles

February 19, 2016 By    

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) awarded Student Transportation of America Inc. (STA), a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc. (STI), a five-year contract beginning July 1. The contract calls for a fleet of 68 new propane-powered, wheelchair-lift-equipped buses that will operate from a new location within LAUSD boundaries.

According to STI, the contract adds about $10.5 million in annual revenue to its existing base of operations to provide new transportation services in the greater Los Angeles area.

“LAUSD was asking for new, specialized equipment for added service requirements,” says Don Kissell, a senior vice president of operations for STA. “We have an excellent relationship with them, so it was great to be chosen for the new contract. We were able to secure pricing above our existing rates, which is a good sign, and also will look to see about locking in fuel at the current low rates.”

According to STI, STA currently operates more than 230 vehicles under various long-term contracts with LAUSD. The new routes will add to the regional density the company has built for the school district customers it serves in Southern California.

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