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About Us

A little of our history


Founder Irvin Raphael behind the wheel of a bus

The namesake of our company was Irvin Raphael, pictured here where he was happiest – behind the wheel of a school bus!

Old aerial view of the bus property

So the story goes…

In 1927, Jacob Raphael traded a racehorse for a school bus and entered the student transportation business.

More than 90 years later, the Raphael family is still at it. Irvin Raphael purchased Rossmeyer & Weber Bus Lines, Inc. (circa 40’s) and actively ran line-run buses, charter buses and school buses over the next 5 decades.

We downsized our charter bus business in the early 2000s and focused on expanding our school bus fleet.

Letter of appreciation from Police Department from 1969

Why does our family love our work so much?

Because we bleed yellow!

Why we’re the choice for bus services

We have a modern fleet with approximately 60% air-conditioned buses.

Our company is big enough to accommodate large jobs but still small enough to build relationships with our customers – whether they are a daycare director who books multiple trips a week or a one-time customer who is using our services for a family party.

Our fleet has the latest technology in safety equipment (child reminder systems, danger zone awareness sensors and cameras).

We’re about Customer Service!

We are more than just family-owned, we are family operated. When you book a bus, 2 out of 3 times you will have some communication with one of our family members. We quote trips, route bus runs, dispatch drivers, drive buses and so on.

We care! We care about our employees, our customers and the safety of all of our passengers.

To help insure we are providing the safest transportation possible, our drivers are continually trained throughout their employment with us.

We get involved!

Presently, Eric K. Raphael is President of the New Jersey School Bus Contractor’s Association.

Three generations of our family have been involved in various School Bus Owner’s Associations in New Jersey.

We’ve been involved in multiple local community events or charities such as “stuff the bus” and we always sponsor campers.

On average, we have 150+ employees with two offices in East Brunswick and Flemington, New Jersey.

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Find Us

550 Old Stage Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816