National Express Transit Corp Acquires Fox Bus Lines Inc., also known as Silver Fox

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Edward Flavin                                                                                                Phone 630-821-9106                                                                                                                                                  

December 6, 2019

National Express Transit Corp Acquires Fox Bus Lines Inc., also known as Silver Fox

Lisle, IL and Millbury, MA– National Express Transit Corp has acquired Fox Bus Lines, Inc., also known as Silver Fox Coaches, a premier provider of motor coach transportation in the Boston area. This new acquisition allows National Express to further expand its base of retail and contracted coach operations in a key market.

Silver Fox Bus Lines was founded more than 40 years ago, owned and operated by the second generation of the Fox family.  Three of the siblings, Bill, Brian, and Steve Fox, will continue to operate the business, with a focus on growth and the continuation of safe and excellent customer service. Operating 30 vehicles, the business is located west of Boston in Millbury, MA and ideally located in the heart of New England.

“We are very excited to join the National Express family as it will provide wonderful opportunities in all respects for our staff, our loyal customers and for the travelling public.  We look forward to partnering with Corporate and Municipal agencies to bring new ideas to improve the ever increasing traffic congestion in metro Boston.  National Express has demonstrated its expertise both on the West Coast and in the UK as being an industry leader by providing innovative group transportation solutions.” said Brian Fox, Vice President at Fox Bus Lines, Inc.

Silver Fox’s largest customer is the Massachusetts Port Authority, also known as MASSPORT, which it has served for the past 25 years.  MASSPORT is the agency responsible for the operation of Boston’s Logan Airport (among others) and Silver Fox operates the contract for the Framingham Logan Express.  

“Boston is an extremely attractive market due to the large number of universities, medical centers and major corporations located there.  Fox already services some of the largest universities in the area for their athletic work. We are excited about this acquisition of Silver Fox as it makes us well-positioned to target growth with our WeDriveU partnership in the corporate, university and shuttle verticals,” said Judith Crawford, CEO, Transit and Shuttle, National Express Transit Corp.


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