LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A private transportation company offering buses, motor coaches and other transport services has expanded in Louisville. After four years of operations, Jefferson Transportation — a company owned and operated by Taylor Motors of Murray, Ky. — has entered into an agreement to expand in the Louisville area alongside Shockey Tours Inc., which is an affiliate of Jefferson’s.
Jefferson’s private sector offerings includes buses for conventions, corporate retreats, the Kentucky Derby and other city events, mission trips, sports teams and more. It also offers transportation shuttles for one-day events or longer trips out of state (schools trips to Washington D.C. for example).
Although Jefferson Transportation will be offering more private sector services, the company looks forward to continuing to provide school bus transportation to local area school systems including JCPS and numerous private schools. The transportation company has purchased several 56-passenger motor coaches and plans to double its operation size in the next two years. This expansion is expected to create around 20 local jobs.
“We are excited to be expanding in the Louisville area and taking on more private sector operations while providing the same un-matched school bus services to our local school clients,” said Greg DeLancey, general manager for Jefferson Transportation. “This expansion will make Jefferson Transportation one of the largest commercial bus transportation companies in the commonwealth. We appreciate the opportunity to grow in Louisville and plan to meet the demand of bus passenger transportation in this community.”
The expansion includes a 19,000-s.f. facility on Decimal Lane complete with a modern maintenance facility to accommodate a large fleet of buses. Management, dispatch and operational employees will be housed at the facility.
Jefferson Transportation is also a military-approved transportation vendor and recently assisted in the evacuation of several hundred Marine Corps recruits from Parris Island, S.C. during Hurricane Dorian.