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Our Story

Transportation should never be a barrier to a quality education.

As schools move away from one-size-fits-all, school transportation is stuck, delivering poor safety, service, and cost, especially for our most vulnerable kids. Incumbents have no incentive to innovate or to adapt to new dynamic needs.

In 2018, 4MATIV’s founders resolved that we could no longer stand by and watch the education landscape evolve while school transportation idled.

4MATIV set out to turn transportation from a liability into an asset for schools.

The 4MATIV track record

We currently manage millions of dollars in annual transportation budgets, saving schools and school systems up to 40% on yearly transportation costs while improving the transportation experiences for students, families and school frontline staff. We excel in serving the most vulnerable student populations—children with special needs and children experiencing homelessness.

The 4MATIV team

Unparalleled experience in education and transportation; and perspectives from engineering, data-science, future-forward mobility, policy and technology.

Carl Allen
President & COO

Former Director of Transportation at Boston Public Schools, Charter COO/CFO and Peace Corps teacher

Steve Midgley

Former Dep. Dir. of Education Technology, US Dept of Ed. and seasoned VP Engineering

Mark Joseph

Built $1B+ operation managing municipal transportation from DC to Denver

Rajeev Bajaj

Partner and CEO of social impact consulting and products firm focused on educational outcomes for children


Denise Jamison
General Manager

Owen Sullivan
Senior Analyst

Tobias Knight
Senior School Account Manager

Kelly Collver
School Account Manager

Ashna Gupta
Project Manager

A Mahfouz

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