First Student set to acquire two Campeau Bus Lines locations

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First Student has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the Campeau Bus Lines locations in Ottawa and Bowmanville, subject to school boards and consortia approvals to transfer contracts, in a deal which extends First Student’s operations in Ontario, where the company currently has nearly 40 locations serving over 200,000 Ontario students every day.

“First Student continues to grow through acquisitions, and Campeau Bus Lines is a long-time, well-respected transportation provider. They have a great team of drivers and staff who share in our mission to provide safe and reliable transportation,” said First Student President Paul Osland. “We will continue to execute our growth strategy and search for opportunities to use our resources, insight and expertise to benefit school systems, students and families across North America.”

Campeau Bus Lines was founded in 1961. Its Ottawa and Bowmanville locations serve five school consortia with a fleet of more than 500 buses.

“First Student is the clear industry leader, and we are confident they can build on our success in Ottawa and Bowmanville,” said Campeau Bus Lines President Jacques Campeau. “Our employees and customers will benefit from First Student’s ability to leverage best practices, technologies and processes to deliver forward-thinking transportation solutions.”