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History

Safety in Motion

Mission

We are committed to providing safe, reliable transportation solutions in the communities we serve. Our professional employees set us apart in our mission to continually exceed our customer’s expectations.

 

Vision

Relentless in our drive to move people.

Our History


From humble beginnings in 1976 with two taxis and two station wagons, Burlington’s Attridge Transportation has grown over four decades to a flourishing family business with more than 1,400 buses, 36 coaches and six locations.

Founder Jim Attridge had lost his previous job and was living in his mother’s basement and driving a taxi when he started the company. The province closed schools designated specifically for disabled students in the mid ‘70s and they were being integrated into regular schools. Taxis were the preferred method of sending special needs children to school and this presented an opportunity for Attridge to build the business by providing a service that larger bus operators weren’t.

For the first decade, Attridge’s niche was providing transportation for special needs passengers in taxis and small buses for the former Wentworth County School Board. Attridge vehicles were equipped with the latest design features to accommodate disabled passengers. From there, it expanded to providing regular school busing.

The company outgrew its Waterdown office in 1990, when it opened a Burlington office and a garage to repair and maintain its vehicles. Ten years later, it opened another office and depot to serve Peel Region. In 2007, it began providing services to the Toronto area and in 2010, built a new head office and maintenance facility in Burlington. It opened a Toronto office in 2014 that is one of the most modern school bus facilities in the industry, and a Dufferin County location in 2018.

Jim’s son Glenn joined the company more than 35 years ago. It’s now a three-generation business, as Glenn’s son James is Attridge’s Director of Operations.

While we primarily serve the Golden Horseshoe, Attridge is fully licensed and insured to travel throughout North America. Its motor coaches can be found on the road anywhere from Thunder Bay to Florida and in between. The company provides 35,000 charters a year. The company has its own service facility with 14 bays and all vehicles undergo a bi-annual safety check.

Attridge Transportation Incorporates

September 1, 1976

Attridge Transportation Incorporates

In 1976 Attridge Transportation started with two taxis and two station wagons working for the former Wentworth County School Board. Every single year, this company has continued to grow, continued to learn and adapt, and above all delivered the highest level of service to its customers.

Halton Depot Opens

November 1, 1988

Halton Depot Opens

30 Large and 10 Small Buses

Peel Depot Opens

February 3, 1994

Peel Depot Opens

Attridge Coach Lines Incorporates

January 2, 2002

Attridge Coach Lines Incorporates

In 2002, Attridge acquired its first motor coach and its fleet now provides charters for organizations, schools, sports teams, seniors and companies, mainly throughout southern Ontario. Casino excursions, corporate transportation and educational tours are all part of the business.

Toronto Depot Opens

June 6, 2008

Toronto Depot Opens

New Halton Depot Opens

May 24, 2010

New Halton Depot Opens

40th Year Anniversary

January 1, 2016

40th Year Anniversary

Attridge hits over 40 years in business!

Dufferin Depot Opens

July 18, 2018

Dufferin Depot Opens

Attridge opened its doors in Dufferin on July 18 2018 getting ready for the 2019 school year. Dufferin services 106 Large Bus, 25 Small bus, 3 Wheel Chair, 4 Caravan routes covering 1,486 Square KM. All vehicles were purchased new in 2018.

Attridge Aquires Ellwood-Hamilton Bus Lines

October 6, 2020

Attridge Aquires Ellwood-Hamilton Bus Lines