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Van Galder Bus Company

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Van Galder Bus Company

Van Galder Bus Company
Van Galder motorcoach in downtown Chicago
Parent Coach USA
Founded 1947 [1]
Headquarters 715 South Pearl Street
Locale Janesville, Wisconsin
Destinations Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin, South Beloit and Rockford, Illinois to Chicago (O'Hare, Midway via Union Station)
Fleet 130 [2]
Operator Sam Van Galder Inc.
Chief executive Stephen Van Galder [2]
Website at Coach USA

Van Galder Bus Company, legally Sam Van Galder, Inc. is a subsidiary of Coach USA, headquarterd in Janesville, Wisconsin. It had been a family-owned business for over 50 years, until it was sold in 1999 to the Stagecoach Group, who retained Stephen Van Galder as president, under the Coach USA banner. The company operates school buses, coach charters, excursions, daily airport shuttles, Amtrak Thruway service to downtown Chicago, and the only intercity service on the I-39/90 corridor. [1] The company also operates two bus terminals at Janesville and Rockford.

The corridor served by Van Galder's regularly scheduled service is from:


In September, 2009, the company started double-decker bus service on the route between Madison and downtown Chicago.[5]


External links

  • Van Galder Bus Company at Coach USA website
  • Janesville Transit System (JTS) at City of Janesville website

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