Switzer-CARTY Transportation Acquires R&L Bus Lines

It was recently announced that Switzer-CARTY Transportation, of Burlington, Ontario, has acquired R&L Bus Lines, located in Bancroft, Ontario.

R&L Bus Lines, owned and operated by Laurie and Wendy Evans, transports students for the Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board, Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, Renfrew County District School Board, and Renfrew County Catholic District School Board — serving both the Tri-Board Student Transportation Services and Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium.

R&L has grown over the past 30 years, as company leaders purchased routes from fellow bus operators, with deep community ties, who wished to retire from school bus operations. Just as these operators trusted R&L Bus Lines to continue safely transporting students to and from school each day, Laurie and Wendy Evans said they are equally excited and confident Switzer-CARTY will serve the Bancroft and Renfrew school communities well. The Evans’ recognize a key part to their success has been their committed staff, and feel extremely grateful to have been surrounded by such dedicated employees throughout the years. Laurie and Wendy Evans plan to remain in their current roles as part of the Switzer-CARTY team.

Commenting on the R&L acquisition, Jim Switzer, President and CEO of Switzer-CARTY Transportation said, “It has been a true pleasure getting to know Laurie and Wendy through the sale process. The more we began to learn about the company culture at R&L Bus Lines, the more we knew this was going to be an excellent fit for the Switzer-CARTY family. Laurie and Wendy’s approach to the business mirrors our philosophy, where treating employees with dignity and respect is of utmost importance.”

Switzer-CARTY was founded in 2011 by Jim Switzer and Doug Carty, two veteran transportation and school bus industry executives. The company provides home to school student transportation and charter services to a diverse set of customers across Ontario. In 2021, Switzer-CARTY added Terramont Infrastructure Partners, Manulife Investment Management and Siemens Financial Services, to its ownership structure.

For more information, visit www.switzer-carty.com.

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