Switzer-Carty Transportation Services Inc. has purchased the school bus assets of Parkinson Coach Lines 2000 Inc. in Brampton.
Burlington, Ontario, September 19, 2011
Jim Switzer, President & Chief Executive Officer is pleased to announce that he and Doug Carty have formed Switzer-Carty Transportation to compete in the Ontario school bus market.
“Doug and I believe there is a need for a new competitor in Ontario’s school busing market – one that is focused on delivering the very best in safe, reliable transportation to school children across the province” said Switzer. “To get started we couldn’t be happier to announce that Jamie Murray has sold his school bus contract operations to Switzer-Carty. Jamie and his family have built a great operation and we are honoured that they have chosen us to carry on that tradition.
“Our goal is to aggressively bid on school bus contracts across Ontario over the next several years as the Province’s plans to bring greater accountability, more economic service and safe transportation are brought to fruition through the new bidding process” said Switzer. “There are hundreds of operators in the province but we see the need for an Ontario-controlled school bus company that has the flexibility, accountability and cost consciousness of a small family owned business yet with the expertise of a large enterprise. That is what we see in Switzer-Carty and we aspire to be the most highly regarded school bus company by our customers, by the families that trust us and by our employees”.