From its West Chester, PA, corporate headquarters, Krapf’s Coaches, Inc., offers local and interstate charter service through Krapf’s Coaches, public transportation services through Krapf’s Transit, and convenient, affordable paratransit service in Chester County, PA, through ROVER Community Transportation.
Krapf’s Coaches transports regional groups (within 100 miles) of any size to destinations anywhere in the United States and Canada. From students taking field trips to senior groups taking historic tours to corporate shuttle services, Krapf’s can accommodate your group’s need with anything from an 11-passenger van to a deluxe 54-passenger motorcoach.
Krapf's Transit division offers the highest quality and most reliable transportation service possible to over 550,000 passengers a year, serving the “Route A” between Coatesville, Downingtown, Exton and West Chester, providing fixed route services for SEPTA and operating the Philly PHLASH service.
And ROVER Community Transportation provides transportation to any destination within Chester County for any ROVER-registered rider, whether ambulatory or in need of an ADA accessible vehicle.
Millions of miles have been traveled under the Krapf name since a local school district approached George Krapf, Jr., a highly respected local maintenance operator and business owner, back in 1942. District leaders had combed the community in search of the ideal candidate to operate and maintain its first ever school bus.
They decided no one was more qualified to handle the responsibility of transporting their children from various points in Chester County, PA, than George. He accepted their offer and this new enterprise became George Krapf, Jr. & Sons, Inc. – which led to the award-winning Krapf School Busand Krapf’s Coaches.
Through controlled growth, we have developed into the largest private school bus contractor in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. That translates into more than 1,300 buses safely transporting over 95,000 regular education and special education students each day of the school year.
We are now the largest family-owned pupil transportation company in the nation. We have twice been named National Contractor of the Year by National School Bus Fleet.
As an early pioneer in reducing school bus emissions, we were also the first recipient of the National School Bus Transportation Association’s Go Yellow, Go Green Award.
We have also received the Department of Transportation Safety Award.
And in every district, town and community we serve, we establish a strong, committed presence. That can range from supporting local charities, providing buses for good causes and underwriting a scholarship in every school district we serve, to more significant investments, such as the Krapf Family Children’s Library in Coatesville, PA.
More than seventy years after George Krapf, Jr. got behind the wheel of that first Krapf bus, we remain what we have been from the very beginning – a family-based beacon of reliability … whether we’re a school bus contractor safely and smoothly operating and maintaining the student transportation system in your school district, the trusted charter operator responsibly taking you to and from your most memorable occasions, or the community pillar, offering public transit services to the people of southeastern Pennsylvania.