Academy Bus was officially established in 1968 by Frank A. Tedesco, but the family rooted history of the company dates back to the early 1930’s when Frank’s father Pasquale first purchased bus #39 and operated a route along Broadway in Bayonne, NJ.
Frank Tedesco (lovingly referred to as Mr. T) brought Academy to it’s prestigious and reputable present day role in the industry through relentless devotion, unlimited energy, and desire to see his dream become a reality. His own history is similarly impressive. His accomplishments include attending evening school while working daily as a driver/mechanic for Boulevard Bus Company, graduating from Montclair State University with a Masters in Mathematics, teaching at the Academy of Aeronautics in Queens, NY (later being appointed to Dean of Evening School), and serving as President of Broadway Bus Owners Association from 1951-1953.
Today the network of Academy Companies is managed under the watchful guise and daily presence of Frank’s sons Francis and Mark Tedesco. Academy operates more than 650 motor coaches from ten locations stretching from Boston to Washington, DC. Academy has sales teams located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and Rhode Island. Academy is the largest privately owned motor coach operator in North America, employing well over 1,500 individuals, and living up to the tradition that has established its reputation as the premier provider of quality service as second to none.