FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2017
Barnstable Public Schools partners with Five Star Transportation Inc.
At the January 4, 2017 Barnstable Public School District, School Committee Meeting the Committee awarded Five Star Transportation Incorporated a contract for regular and extra-curricular transportation services for an initial period beginning July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022.
The current contract held by First Student expires June 30, 2017. A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued November 2, 2016 for which three responses were received. An RFP evaluation committee reviewed technical proposals, interviewed respondents, verified references and evaluated pricing proposals. After the review the evaluation committee recommended the award of the contract to Five Star Transportation.
School District officials believe Five Stars commitment to student safety, a proven track record in the transportation industry and a strong business plan to transition into Barnstable will assist in the district’s goal of providing the best educational opportunities to Barnstable’s youngest residents.
About Five Star Transportation
Five Star Transportation of Southwick, MA is a second generation, family owned bus transportation company currently operating four terminals and serving thirteen different school districts throughout Western Massachusetts. We have always valued our customers, employees, and students before our bottom line, leading to happier employees and better overall service.
We understand change can be difficult and unsettling but rest assured the Five Star Bus management team is fully committed, experienced and ready to serve the district.
We will be looking to hold an introductory welcome gathering for any current school bus drivers or potential drivers looking to join our team and continue servicing the families of Barnstable Public Schools. We are extremely excited and well prepared to hit the ground running to ensure we provide a smooth transition of services. Being a local Massachusetts based company we can quickly streamline the decision-making process and solve any issues/problems that might arise while maintaining our goal of doing the “right thing” regardless of expense. We ultimately are delivering the world’s most precious cargo; your children.
To learn more about this partnership, please contact
Nathan or Darren Lecrenski
Five Star Bus
809 College Hwy
Southwick, MA 01077