Student Transportation of America Opens New Bus Terminal to Better Serve Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla., August 2, 2022 – Student Transportation of America (STA), an industry leader in student transportation, safety, and fleet services, is pleased to announce the opening of its new bus terminal serving the Jacksonville area at 2135 Market Street.

Because it is in a more central location, the newly renovated Market Street facility is expected to shorten route times for students in downtown Duval County Public Schools.

STA now operates three terminals, strategically situated throughout Jacksonville. In addition to the Market Street facility, which serves the downtown area, STA has facilities on the West Side (Commonwealth Avenue) and North Side (New Berlin Road).

“We have enjoyed a strong partnership with Duval County Public Schools for the past 13 years. This investment marks the next step in our commitment to the district and further ingrains Student Transportation of America in the city of Jacksonville,” said Peter Conway, Area General Manager for STA. “Shorter routes give Jacksonville’s children more time for before- and after-school activities, while alleviating some pressure from the system amid a national bus driver shortage.”

STA opened the Market Street location on August 1, 2022 and it serves as an additional operating location to serve the students of Duval County Public Schools.

The company is actively recruiting more bus drivers in the Jacksonville area. STA offers sign-on bonuses up to $3,000, paid training, and a competitive wage more than $16 per hour.

“Bus drivers come from all walks of life. The common links are that STA’s drivers want to make an impact within the community, care about the safety and wellbeing of our children, and find great reward in being the first or last person a student sees during their school day,” said Conway. “If that sounds like you, let’s have a conversation about joining the STA family.”

Bus driving is ideal for civic-minded candidates looking for flexible work schedules and competitive pay. Bus drivers work during early morning and late afternoon hours, providing employees with the ability to have a break in between. This makes it an excellent position for retirees pursuing secondary careers or working parents looking to align with their children’s school schedules.

STA is focused on fostering a safety-driven culture that empowers its drivers to feel proud of the work they do, delivering safe, reliable, and on-time service. If applicants pass the initial background checks and qualifications, candidates will move on to paid training, which typically lasts four weeks. Candidates can then earn their Class B CDL through a combination of classroom and road training.

To learn more about becoming an STA driver for Duval County Public Schools, visit stacareers.com/Jacksonville.

 

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About Student Transportation of America
Founded in 1997, Student Transportation of America (STA) is an industry leader in school transportation, safety and fleet services. STA operates more than 16,000 vehicles, providing customers with the highest level of safe and reliable student transportation, management, logistics and technology solutions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, managers, information technology professionals and others, who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.rideSTA.com.

 

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Jen Holzapfel
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848-275-0360
jholzapfel@ridesta.com