Woodstock, CT, August 2, 2016: DATTCO, the largest Connecticut-based, passenger transportation company, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Woodstock Board of Education to take over operations of its school bus fleet. The contract calls for DATTCO to provide service to grades K-12 and includes home-to-school routes, special needs transportation, summer school, and charter services.
The transition includes DATTCO purchasing and maintaining the school system’s current fleet of vehicles, create all routes, and hire and train all personnel. DATTCO offered all existing Woodstock drivers employment, and will fill remaining vacant positions with local residents who are interested in becoming drivers. DATTCO offers free training for CDL licenses. Interested applicants should visit www.dattco.com/join-our-team.
“We are looking forward to our new partnership with DATTCO,” said Viktor Toth, Superintendent of Woodstock Schools. “I believe our families will be very pleased with their responsiveness and willingness to go that extra mile in providing us with the best possible service.”
The Woodstock Board of Education will approve all routes and schedules, and will work with DATTCO to oversee all operations. “We are grateful that Woodstock has chosen DATTCO to run their school bus operations,” said Don DeVivo, President of DATTCO. “It’s a very smart choice for them in the long run; it allows educators to focus their full attention on students and curriculum.”
“We are excited to partner with the Town of Woodstock and its Board of Education,” said Cliff Gibson, Chief Operating Officer of DATTCO. “We thank them for their support, and confidence in us to provide safe and efficient transportation to their students. Everyone we have met so far have been very supportive and helpful as we work through the planning period.”
To learn more about DATTCO and its other divisions, please visit www.DATTCO.com.
Established in 1924, DATTCO, Inc. is a third generation family-owned business headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. From its early roots as operator of three school buses, DATTCO now services more than 40 school districts throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Today, DATTCO is New England’s top bus dealer and leader in vehicle service, including fleet, collision, and trailer repair services. Its motor coach division specializes in providing personal and group travel services, and operates a number of routes for the discounted intercity bus service Megabus. Additionally, Thermo King Northeast, a dealer of Thermo King products and parts, is a subsidiary of DATTCO. For more information, visit DATTCO.com.