Student Transportation of America (STA) Maintenance Team Ready for the Test

Technicians Prepare for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

Oct 25, 2010, 14:41 ET from Student Transportation of America

WALL, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Student Transportation of America (STA) (TSX: STB), one of the fastest-growing and most progressive school transportation companies in the nation, announced that more than 85% of its 200-member U.S. maintenance team has been working towards becoming fully recognized as certified Master School Bus technicians under the ASE School Bus Technician Test Series.

"This company sponsored ASE certification process will proudly acknowledge the skill and dedication of the men and women who service and maintain our highly complex school buses upon which we depend so much for the safe transportation of our students every day," said Joe Alesandro, Vice President of Fleet Management. "This certification process is core to our overall company vehicle safety program and shows STA's ongoing commitment to providing our customers safe, efficient, and cost effective transportation services."

The ASE School Bus Technician Test Series includes multiple certification exams such as Body Systems and Special Equipment, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, and Electrical/Electronic Systems.


Founded in 1997, Student Transportation Inc. is North America's third-largest and most progressive provider of school bus transportation services, operating more than 6,500 vehicles. Student Transportation's family of local companies delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit

Annual General Meeting

Student Transportation Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Toronto Stock Exchange Broadcast & Conference Centre in the Exchange Tower, at 130 King Street West in Toronto.

Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island (Oct. 28-31)

Only the top-60 leading money winners will be in Charleston, S.C. for the $1 million Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island this week. The goal of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island is to support its host organization, the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF), as well as raise funds for local charities via ticket sales. The STAEF recently directed some of the proceeds from the 2009 event to fund 16 partial collegiate scholarships for high school seniors in the Greater Charleston area.

The Student Transportation of America Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation, Inc. The STA Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that focuses the experience of the company and the talents of more than 6,000 employees on advancing educational opportunities available to the students it transports daily in more than 200 school districts in 11 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. Since its creation in 2003, the Foundation has raised nearly $200,000 and awarded more than 100 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service, and leadership. To donate and learn more about STAEF and its commitment to the community please visit

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