Lisle, IL – Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, today announced a new school bus contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska. The contract will run for ten years, beginning August, 2021. The Company will operate 130 routes and will house its fleet out of a brand new Durham facility. Durham will hire more than 220 team members in Fairbanks.
The fleet dedicated to the District will be outfitted with its partnered technologies: Lytx DriveCam, Seon camera system, and Fogmaker fire suppression technology. The Company has more technology on their buses and more data at their fingertips to monitor and improve safety than any other student transportation provider.
“I feel there are numerous components of the proposal that will help to provide our students, parents and staff a high quality transportation service. Our district looks forward to welcoming Durham to the Fairbanks community and to a lasting partnership that will be mutually beneficial to all,” said Andreau DeGraw, Chief Operations Office, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
“It will be a privilege to serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and their community. Schools, parents and students have been relying on our transportation service for more than 100 years, and we look forward to bringing the high-quality service, for which we are known, to Fairbanks. We are excited and will be ready to serve them with our best-in-class drivers, safety technologies, and monitoring capabilities,” said Gary Waits, CEO, Durham School Services.