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WHY ACADEMY

Academy Bus is a bus company not a broker. We are recognized as the largest privately held transportation company in the United States and have garnered an industry-leading reputation for top quality customer service and a diverse fleet of late-model equipment.

WHAT WE INCLUDE IN OUR TRIP

Your group will travel on a top quality coach driven by a trained, professional operator. Tolls and applicable charges (i.e. fuel, safety compliance) are included. Items such as gratuity or event parking are NOT included.

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Booking a charter bus on our website is the easiest way to ensure the best transportation option for your group. When you book online you will receive a contract from us and if required a follow up communication from our web sales team. Booking on our website ensures the rate and bus are secured to your specifications.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Academy takes the safety of our customers very seriously. We have extensive driver training and re-certification programs conducted by our team of full time safety managers. The company maintains comprehensive insurance coverage well beyond the minimum required. Our buses are equipped with the latest safety technology including on board camera systems.

'Academy has the quality and quantity of buses for every customer.'

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  • Elegant: Stylish European charm and streamline styling
  • Comfort: Large flat screen monitors, Wifi and power outlets
  • Flexible: Up to 54 seats and under carriage luggage
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Discover Our History

  • 1930


    Pasquale Tedesco purchases bus 39 and operates along Broadway in Bayonne, NJ.

  • 1968


    Academy is officially incorporated by Frank A.Tedesco.

  • 1969


    Academy Lines is formed with the purchase of the New York-Keansburg, Long Branch Bus Company and its ICC Certificate.

  • 1970


    Academy moves out of Bayonne, NJ to its new home in Hoboken, NJ.

  • 1980


    It was during this time that Academy experienced its most instrumental growth opening its Atlantic City Terminal as well as overhauling Secaucus facility.


    Started Route 9 service to Downtown Manhattan (additional 60 buses)


    ACQUISITIONS: ASBURY PARK TRANSIT RICCI BUS COMPANY BODY RITE REPAIR COMPANY

  • 1990-1994


    Hoboken garage and offices renovated and upgraded. A new dispatch building is constructed.


    Leonardo garage undergoes extensive renovations. NEW Toms River Terminal opens replacing Lakewood.

  • 1996-1997


    New office and expanded Pomona garage are built.


    Academy opens Perth Amboy Terminal.

  • 1998


    Academy Bus headquarters moves to 111 Paterson Avenue in Hoboken, NJ.


    Academy takes over tarmac airport shuttle services for Continental Airlines.

  • 1999


    Academy constructs NEW Perth Amboy garage.


    Academy is awarded the Hudson, Middlesex and Plainfield contracts by New Jersey Transit.

  • 2001


    Academy is awarded the Rutgers University shuttle bus contract and acquires 50 buses to operate this contract.

  • 2003-2004


    Academy starts operating Route 9 to Midtown service in cooperation with New Jersey Transit (additional 32 buses).


    Academy starts service from and builds Park & Ride in Jackson, NJ to Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.


    Academy takes delivery of Mercedes Setra coaches. Introduces silver livery with black script logo.

  • 2008


    Academy opens the Hoboken Annex Garage (30,000 square feet).


    The New West Hampton office and 525 car Park & Ride opens.

  • 2009


    NEW West Hampton garage opens.


    Academy is awarded the Yale, Sacred Heart and Fairfield contracts.

  • 2010


    Bridgeport Connecticut and Rhode Island terminals open.


    Academy takes over Premiere Bus Lines in New York as well as Campus coaches.


    ACQUISITION: ARCHWAY TOURS

  • 2011


    Academy is awarded the Brown University contract as well as the Boston University shuttle contract.


    ACQUISITION: NEW WORLD TOURS

  • 2012


    ACQUISITIONS: GOLDEN (BALTIMORE), ENTERTAINMENT TOURS IN BOSTON, MA.

  • 2013


    Academy Bus opens up its office in Chicago, IL.


    Academy is awarded the Super Bowl XLVII contract at MetLife Stadium.


    ACQUISITIONS: CONWAY TOURS (RI), ATLANTIC EXPRESS (NYC)

  • 2014


    Academy establishes itself in the state of Florida in Miami, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.


    Academy is awarded the UMass contract and an MTA contract in Baltimore.


    ACQUISITIONS: HORIZON (FL), GO BUS (NYC)

  • 2015


    Academy begins operating in Clearwater, FL, Capitol Heights, MD and Raleigh-Durham, NC.


    Academy is awarded a commuter route inDC and opens a NEW Baltimore terminal.


    ACQUISITIONS: HORIZON (NC), ENDEAVOR TOURS (MIAMI), FIRST PRIORITY (TAMPA), TREMBLAY COACH (RI)


Summary

Frank A. Tedesco engaged his knowledge, passion and energy to create Academy Bus from a single bus, purchased by his father Pasquale in the early 1930’s. In 1968, with the head quarters inBayonne, NJ, he officially incorporated the company and grew it into a viable and competitive transportation business.

Today, Francis and Mark Tedesco manage the group of Academy companies. With more than 1,000 top-of-the-line motor coaches, 17 locations along the eastern seaboard, and more than 2,000 employees, Academy is the largest privately owned motorcoach operator in North America.

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