Reliance Student Transportation (Reliance) was re-established in 2016. Reliance finds its roots in York County dating back to the 1950’s, when Carl Caskey, a local farmer, began transporting students for the Southern York County School District. The Caskey family grew Reliance [Motor Coach Company, Inc.] to over 100 school buses and serviced York County school districts including Southern York, Spring Grove Area, West York Area and York Suburban. Reliance became a household name in student transportation known for safe, creative, courteous and reliable service.
In 1997, at the age of 33, John Polli purchased Reliance from the Caskey family.
In 1998, Reliance was awarded the contract for Dallastown Area school district who had decided to outsource its student transportation for the first time.
In 1999, Reliance purchased Forry’s Transportation a locally owned, family operated school bus contractor, known for safe, creative, courteous and reliable service and who also operated part of the Spring Grove Area school district.
In 2004, Reliance was awarded the student transportation contract of Central York school district. At that time Reliance operated over 300 school buses and vans and employed approximately 350 drivers.
In 2006, John decided to sell Reliance to a national school bus contractor.
After watching safe, creative, courteous and reliable student transportation service to York County school districts fade over ten years, John decided it was time to re-establish the Reliance brand. John, along with his team of local, York County based, experienced transportation managers are excited and honored to bring the Reliance brand back to student transportation in York County.
Our mission is to provide our York County, Pennsylvania school districts with safe, creative, courteous and reliable student transportation services using best in class drivers, equipment and technology while controlling cost which provide a profitable sustained long term business.
Our people are our greatest asset. Recognizing the significant contributions that come from all levels of employees, from drivers to mechanics to the administrative staff, the diversity of individuals and ideas, as a team we have adapted to the competitive transportation environment with creativity and innovativeness.
We encourage open communication, the development of skills and increasing knowledge, dedication to excellence and of course teamwork.
The quality of the organization is characterized by the long tenure of many of our employees.
Safety is our #1 Priority
There is nothing more important at Reliance than the safety of our students, employees and the public. Reliance has a long history as one of the safest providers of student transportation services.
Reliance has a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We continue to engage in projects to improve the environmental impact of our school buses and vans, as well as company facilities.