Star Shuttle & Charter wins San Antonio Pre-K contract
Star Shuttle & Charter, San Antonio, TX, a family-owned transportation company with more than 50 years of local and national experience, announced they’ve won an exclusive contract with the City of San Antonio for their newly developed Pre-Kindergarten program Pre-K 4 SA.
The program serves to provide full-day Pre-K to more than 20,000 children, while providing training for Pre-K through grade 3 educators across the city.
In a statement from the City of San Antonio, City Manager Sheryl Sculley expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership.
“The City of San Antonio is proud to partner with Star Shuttle,” Sculley said. ”Now that we have an official transportation company on board, Pre-K 4 SA is one step closer to getting started as classes will begin August 26. One of the reasons we chose Star Shuttle is because the company is a local and smaller company committed to providing the best transportation services to our children. The safety of our 4-year-olds is of the utmost importance and priority.”
“This is a highly visible and significant school bus contract, as it is a project for Pre K 4 SA conceived by Mayor Julian Castro and approved by the voters of San Antonio,” said John Walker, president and CEO of Star Shuttle, Inc. ”The service will double next year and may double again in the next few years. This service addition further enhances our school bus operations. It also is testimony from our past and existing clients that have served as references that we continue to provide the delivery of high quality – great value student transportation services”.
The Walker family has operated transportation services for more than 50 years in the State of Texas, and 2013 marks the company’s 21st year in San Antonio. Star Shuttle has 11 years of Texas school bus service experience and has had a transit contract with VIA Transit for 21 years.