Our school bus division (operating under the names Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., Suffolk Transportation Corp., Suffolk Transportation Systems, Inc., Suffolk Transit Service, Inc. - all New York Corporations) has been in business for over 70 years as a school bus transportation provider. Our public transit division (operating under the name of Suffolk Bus Corp.) has been in business for over 70 years as well. The Company was purchased by John A. Corrado in 1970. Prior to 1970, Mr. Corrado ran the school bus division of Varsity Transit in Queens, NY, with over 1,000 drivers and vehicles under his supervision. Varsity Transit was a division of Green Bus Lines, a company that Mr. Corrado's father and father-in-law helped establish over 80 years ago. Today Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. and Suffolk Bus Corp. are owned and run by Mr. Corrado's son John J. Corrado, who has been the President of the Company since 1995 and has essentially grown up in this business. John J. Corrado is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BBA 1986) and he is a Certified Public Accountant. After a career in accounting with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, John J. joined the family business in 1988 as Treasurer. Today, cherished photographs of Joseph Tino, John A. Corrado and Michael Corrado, the three original family bus drivers, hang proudly in the hallway of our corporate office at 10 Moffitt Boulevard in Bay Shore. The Compan's fleet has grown from 35 school buses and 15 transit buses in 1970 to over 1,400 school buses, 80 transit buses and 143 paratransit buses today.
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With over 70 years of school bus experience, Suffolk Transportation has developed service, maintenance and safety policies that have become the model for our industry. Along with its public transit division, Suffolk Bus Corp., our Company employs over 2,000 people and maintains over 1,600 vehicles. We currently service over 24 customers and agencies performing public transit, paratransit, school bus, special education and adult handicapped transportation services. Our Company was selected to operate special transportation services for Old Navy, Computer Associates, United Way of Long Island, the Long Island Railroad and Tanger at the Arches in Deer Park. We have also partnered with the Suffolk County Police Department to create an emergency transportation program known as LET'S GO to help mobilize the County's law enforcement team in the event of a regional crisis. We are the Suffolk County Police Departmen's primary source for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training for their officers. Additionally, in close collaboration with the County, Suffolk Transportation has partnered with the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Preparedness to create unique safety programs for flood evacuation for the residents of Suffolk County, based on the devastating consequences of Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy. This included mobilizing over five hundred National Grid electricians from out of town. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared our 1980 Pond Road facility, where the Company's emergency preparedness program is housed, to be "Ground Zero" in the case of a major flood. Our success is a direct result of focused efforts in our service area, our commitment to safety and the professional environment we have created for our employees.
Our management team (both school bus and transit) consists of over 94 office administrators, most with at least five years and many with over 15 years of transportation experience. Our corporate Executive Committee has extensive transportation leadership experience. This team has dedicated themselves, and their careers, to the business of transportation and the safety of our passengers. Our management team holds seats on all of the top industry associations and safety committees established by New York State. The Company hosts, conducts and participates in seminars on safety and maintenance for our industry.