Created to preserve and protect the heritage of the bus industry by collecting and restoring vintage buses, as well as industry-related memorabilia, the “Bus Boys Collection”, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was formed by brothers Dan and Stan Holter in 2009.
The Holter family owns the Richfield Bus Company, Rochester City Lines, and Heartland Tours and Travel, operating local and nationwide charter service, commuter service, and tours. The successful family business was started by George and Marilyn Holter in 1959 when Dan and Stan were just boys. Having grown up in the bus business, the brothers developed a passion for preservation and a commitment to seek out and preserve their industry’s history.
The Collection’s over 100 vintage buses represent what is believed to be the largest collection of operable buses in North America, if not the world. A number of buses from the collection operate in our fleet today and have been used for special events and productions sharing the history with others.
The Busboys Collection is facing the COVID pandemic in a world turned upside down. Since 2009 the Holter Family, Richfield Bus Company and Rochester City Lines have provided the Busboys Collection with its necessary financial and logistical support. Because the once-thriving motorcoach industry that provided more than 600 million passenger trips annually has been decimated by COVID-19 with nearly 2 million motorcoach-related employees unemployed, the Busboys Collection needs your help.
Unlike other modes of transportation, such as airlines, rail, and public transit, the charter and tour bus industry has not received direct economic relief to date, placing them in peril. Obviously, this severely impacts the Busboys Collection’s long-established funding sources. Right now, your donations provide critical support to our general fund to bridge the gap for basic upkeep, capital projects, and equipment restorations.
The Busboys Collection is operated and supported by a strong, skilled staff and board of directors. With decades of experience in nonprofit management, historic preservation and the bus industry, they guide the organization’s long-standing mission to inform, connect, promote and preserve.
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