The company established its presence in Pincher Creek in 2007. It operates a fleet of 30 buses with 26 Staff providing service to the school division and local business. Upon request it also contracts charters for transportation around the province which quite frequently includes travel from Calgary into the region for tourism related activities.
Operationally, First Student is second to none when it comes to passenger safety, system-wide efficiency, on-time performance, and investments in state-of-the-art transportation technology. From comprehensive safety and training sessions to customized routing and scheduling programs, the organization prides itself on the ability to provide high quality service that is reliable, dependable, and competitively-priced. First Student is committed to the communities it serves.
Across North America, First Student sponsors athletic teams and participates in a wide variety of community-based educational forums and other similar programs. They believe that whenever possible, the people they employ and the equipment they purchase should come from — or in some way benefit — the community being served.
For example, whenever First Student is contracted to provide student transportation services for a school district, they make every effort to hire employees who previously operated and maintained the transportation system. Also, First Student regularly requests that equipment or parts purchases are delivered through local dealerships.