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Branford Public Schools Awards $60M Transportation Contract to Zum

Branford Public Schools (BPS) has awarded a $60 million, 10-year transportation contract to Zūm to deliver efficient and modern student transportation to students of the BPS system.

With this decision, BPS school district students, families, drivers and school administrators will receive state-of-the-art service and peace of mind that comes from Zum’s enhanced safety features, transparency and increased technology. Additionally, within five years, Zum will transition the school district to a 100% electric school bus fleet, the first in Connecticut.


“Zum is leading the charge for safe, efficient, equitable and sustainable student transportation nationwide, and we are proud to be partnering with Branford’s school community,” said Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO at Zum. “We look forward to working with them starting in the 2024-25 school year and improving the lives of children, families, drivers and school administrators.”


“Student safety is a top priority and safe school transportation is among Zum’s hallmarks of excellence. We are excited to shape the path for our students and community by reducing our carbon footprint as we transition to an electric bus fleet with enhanced communication and technology,” said Superintendent Christopher Tranberg. “This contract is a win-win-win: Not only will our students and families benefit from Zum’s service, our drivers will receive higher wages, work in state-of-the-art facilities and drive brand new school buses. We are thrilled to welcome Zum to Branford and to Connecticut.”

Zum offers higher wages and modern benefits for drivers and staff, as well as top-of-the-line buses, equipment, and technology to enhance safety and comfort for students and drivers. Zum supports its drivers and staff with advanced training and certification programs and is a “Great Places to Work” certified company.

We are excited to work with Branford Public Schools in the 2024-25 school year and serve all elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in the district!