Sharp Bus Lines Ltd., a student transportation operator founded in Brantford, Ontario, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
In 1961, Sharp Bus Lines was founded in Glen Morris, Ontario, with a humble three-bus fleet and has since grown to operate across 12 divisions transporting 70,000 passengers daily, according to a news release from the company.
Of the company’s achievement, Sharp Bus Lines President, Bill Sharp, said, “I’m extremely proud to be celebrating such a significant anniversary of something my family started 60 years ago. School bus transportation has been in my family all my life, and it is a true honour that the people of Ontario have continued to put their trust in us to get their children safely to and from school each day, and that they’ve done so for six decades. We’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 60 years, but our commitment to the communities we serve has been the same since day one.”
Sharp prides themselves on operating under the values upon which they were founded. These values, trust, reliability, and integrity, “are still carried into every aspect of our daily routines to ensure safe, dependable service to all stakeholders,” Adam Sharp, the company’s vice president and who is the third generation to work in the family business alongside his brother, James, added in the release.
Sharp has experienced significant growth over the years, but the anniversary of their 60th year transporting students is their most celebrated achievement to date. They attribute their success to the “work family” employed within their 12 regional divisions, as well as the communities in these regions.
“We can’t look forward to the future without remembering those who helped us grow over the years,” John Prendergast, the company’s senior vice president, said. It is the people, relationships, and communities across Ontario that have made this possible for us.”