Academy Bus was officially incorporated back in 1968 by our founder Frank Anthony Tedesco. But it was Frank's father Pasquale who purchased the company's first bus, #39, which operated a route along Broadway in Bayonne, New Jersey in the early 1930's.
Through relentless devotion, boundless energy, and a desire to turn his dreams into a reality, Frank developed the company and transformed it into the Academy that the industry still recognizes for its excellence today. Lovingly referred to as Mr. T., Frank's own personal history is similarly impressive. His early career as a bus driver and mechanic for Boulevard Bus Company eventually lead him to pursue a Masters in Mathematics from Montclair State University as well as teaching at the Academy of Aeronautics in Queens, NY. He later was appointed Dean of the Evening School of the Academy. Between 1951 and 1953, Mr. T. also serviced as President of the Broadway Bus Owners Association.
Today, Academy Bus and Academy Express are managed by Francis and Mark Tedesco, Frank and his loving wife's Josephine's sons. With more than 1,000 top of the line motor coaches, 15 locations scattered along the eastern seaboard, and over 1,500 employees, Academy is the largest privately owned motor coach operator in North America. There's only ONE Academy Bus.
Academy Bus...We Know the Way.