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Switzer-CARTY Transportation Acquires County Bus Service

ONTARIO, Canada- We are extremely pleased to announce that Switzer-CARTY Transportation has acquired County Bus Service located in Foxboro, Ontario. The closing date of the acquisition is April 2, 2024.

County Bus Service, owned and operated by Shelby and Robert MacPherson, transports students for Tri-Board Student Transportation Services, servicing: Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board, Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and Limestone District School Board.

County Bus Service has a longstanding tradition of providing safe and reliable transportation to the local community dating back over fifty (50) years. In 1992, Robert and Shelby MacPherson became co-owners of County Bus Service, partnering alongside Shelby’s brother and sister-in-law as they purchased the company from Shelby’s parents. In 1998, Shelby and Robert became sole owners of County Bus Service and proceeded to purchase three companies over the years: Loyalist Bus Lines, Tucker Bus Lines and Hanthorn Motors Limited.

We are delighted that Shelby will remain with the company and continue working with the Switzer-CARTY team. We would also like to congratulate and extend our best wishes to Robert, who has chosen to retire after beginning his career over thirty-eight (38) years ago as a school bus driver while a student attending Loyalist College.

Commenting on the County Bus Service acquisition, Jim Switzer, President and CEO of Switzer-CARTY Transportation said,”We are excited to welcome the team from County Bus Service to the Switzer-CARTY family. Shelby and Robert have a deep connection to their team, their customers and the local community. These are core values that both our organization and County Bus Service take very seriously and we look forward to working alongside Shelby and her team”.

Jim Switzer further stated,”We want to assure everyone that all of the professional drivers, technicians and operations staff that have been serving the local community will continue in their current roles moving forward”.

About Switzer-CARTY:
Switzer-CARTY was founded in 2011 by Jim Switzer and Doug Carty, two veteran transportation and school bus industry executives. The company provides scheduled and charter services to a diverse set of customers across Ontario. With quality of service and respect for the dignity of its employees central to its operations, Switzer-CARTY has earned a stellar reputation for delivering on-time service, keeping children safe, and treating employees and partners with respect. In 2021, Switzer-CARTY added Terramont Infrastructure Partners, Manulife Investment Management and Siemens Financial Services to its ownership structure. For more information please visit www.switzer-carty.com

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