Academy Bus Renews Transportation Contract with Brown University Athletics

Academy Bus to Serve as the Exclusive Ground Transportation Provider for the Brown University Bears through Mid-2026

Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated ground transportation company in the United States, announced today that it has renewed its contract as the exclusive transportation provider for the NCAA Division 1 Athletic Department of Brown University for the next four years. Academy has been transporting student athletes and related staff for the last 12 years. The new contract, which begins immediately and continues through July 2026, will be serviced by Academy Bus’ West Warwick, R.I. depot, with additional support from the Braintree, Mass. and Bridgeport, Conn. depot locations. “We are pleased that Brown University’s Athletic Department has once again given us the opportunity to meet their transportation needs as we have for more than a decade,” said Francis Tedesco, President and CEO of Academy Bus. “We are appreciative of their continued faith in us to safely and efficiently move their student athletes, coaches and staff throughout the region.”

In the spirit of a University that provides its students with educational opportunities both broad and deep, Brown is committed to sustaining one of the most wide-ranging NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports programs for men and women in the country. Brown believes strongly that its athletic program should represent the same level of excellence and diversity found throughout the University, thereby providing the opportunity and encouragement for each student-athlete to reach his/her fullest intellectual and athletic potential. The common goal among Brown's athletic administrators, coaching staff, and scholar athletes is to achieve success at the highest level possible while abiding by the standards of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

From NCAA athletic programs to professional sports teams across an array of sports, Academy is the most experienced mover of sports teams up and down the east coast. Meeting the needs of sports clients with exceptional customer service and high quality equipment separates Academy in the ground transportation industry. Academy offers luxury motor coach transportation services for airport transfers, game day transportation, and for moving fan groups, cheerleaders, band groups and more.

“We are thrilled to extend the longstanding partnership between Academy and Brown Athletics and Recreation,” said Marvin Lewis, Deputy Director of Athletics, Finance and External Relations/CFO. “Academy's leadership team has fully embraced the new strategic vision for our division, while maintaining a high level of service and dedication to safely transporting our student-athletes, coaches, and staff. They are a trusted partner that is integral to our long-term success!” Academy operations centers stretch from Boston to Miami, making almost any location in the eastern portion of the country accessible. This enables the company to provide service to multiple cities for teams and university groups traveling up and down the East Coast. Having one company provide service for multiple cities is seamless and cost effective.

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About Academy Bus

Based in Hoboken, NJ, Academy is the largest private carrier in New Jersey and the largest privately owned and operated ground transportation company in the United States. Utilizing almost 1,250 top-quality buses, across 20 markets from Boston to Miami, the company maintains a diverse set of service offerings in charter, commuter and casino operations. Whether moving 20 or 20,000, Academy has the expertise to satisfy every customer. For more information on Academy, please visit # # #