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Student transportation partners and logistics support

About Us

Who We Are
Driving students’ future by ensuring safe, reliable access to education.

American Student Transportation Partners (“ASTP”) is a premier group of student transportation service providers that offers an unmatched platform to support the growth of your business into an industry-leading organization.

What We Do
American Student Transportation Partners was established in 2020 by Access Holdings with the singular purpose of partnering with the best-of-breed student transportation operators who are committed to growing their businesses and being leaders within their markets.

We are a differentiated, operator-focused organization that offers student transportation operators an unmatched platform that will support their growth as market leaders. ASTP is an ideal partner for industry operators seeking liquidity or growth capital to expand and optimize their operations.

American Student Transportation Partners recognizes that many great student transportation operators do not wish to sell 100% of their successful business and relinquish all future opportunity. Rather, ASTP welcomes partnership opportunities with successful operators to bring mutual value and help student transportation operators realize the growth potential of their business.

We are an ideal partner for student transportation operators who are striving to expand their footprint through organic new bid wins and add-on acquisitions within attractive markets. We also provide our partner operators with access to a wealth of resources that will support your ability to grow in a competitive market, such as the implementation of proven marketing and recruiting techniques and strategic sourcing capabilities.

In addition, you will become a member of a network of student transportation operators within the American Student Transportation Partners portfolio with access to operational best practices and strategies to further grow your business.

Executive leadership

Ron Halley is an accomplished senior-level executive with 40 years of experience in the shipping and transportation services industry. Halley started his career in 1991 as a package handler at United Parcel Services (UPS), working his way up to District Automotive Manager. In 2004, Ron served as a senior manager at FedEx Ground, where he was involved with a Hybrid/Hydraulic vehicle program. He was responsible for maintaining the line haul fleet, vehicle specifications, and fleet management. Ron and his team were responsible for advancements, including technology, braking systems, and lighting systems, while working closely with vehicle and component manufacturers.

In 2010, Halley worked as the Director of Assets at Harsco Corporation, a global industrial company. Ron was responsible for managing capital requirements and reducing fleet costs. Ron and his team reduced capital expenditures by $38M through needs-based equipment purchases and a reduction of the fleet count. The sale of low-use equipment generated $525K and reduced maintenance and capital costs.

Most recently, Ron worked as the Vice President of Fleet and Facilities for Student Transportation Inc. He introduced electric buses throughout North America. Halley is responsible for designing and coordinating maintenance processes and new facilities. He led the company's alternative fuel program, working closely with manufacturing and energy partners to expand lower-emissions vehicles.

As the Senior Vice President of Fleet and Facilities for American Student Transportation Partners, Ron will lead electric bus integration into our operations, enhancement of our robust maintenance processes and procedures, and manage our fleet into the future.

Halley graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis and has a degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology.

We provide logistics and operational support to our student transportation network

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