Student Transportation of America/Canada, a provider of school bus transportation services, has bought Pacific Western Transportation, a transportation company in Canada.

The transaction will add more than 5,000 employees to the ST family of companies and 4,100 vehicles to their fleet.

“The merger with Pacific Western is a great day for ST and Pacific Western. The two organizations could not be better suited for each other, with our mutual devotion to safety and reliability. This will be a seamless transition as we are bringing together two great organizations,” said Patrick Vaughan, CEO of STA. “Together, we know we can enhance and expand our long-term commitment to our customers in Canada. We are excited for our future together.”