MORE THAN JUST A SCHOOL BUS COMPANY 

We provide
Vehicle Maintenance,
CDL Testing,
Charter Trips,
and Notary Services
in Philipsburg, PA

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Our Current Hours Are
7am-4pm, Monday thru Friday




721 Troy Hawk Run Hwy, Philipsburg PA
814-342-0195
(ext. 2 for Garage and CDL)

 

OUR STORY

1950'S

1966-2000

2001-2007

Hobe Thompson, a local sheep farmer, purchased two school buses. He and his wife, Vera, provided school transportation for students in the Philipsburg area. They provided the service for several years.

 

Hobe and Vera's daughter, Shirley Thompson, married Ed Long. In 1966, Ed and Shirley purchased Hobe and Vera’s school buses. Long Motor Buses Inc. became an official corporation that year.

Ed ran the business while Shirley diligently worked in the office to manage the employees and finances. They ran Long Motor Buses out of a garage in North Philipsburg (which still stands in all its bright-blue glory). School buses were provided for the West Branch area, and mechanics were hired to work on fleet and customer vehicles.

Ed and Shirley remained committed to the business and worked together until Shirley passed away in the year 2000. Come 2001, Long Motor Buses moved out of the North Philipsburg garage to its current location at 721 Troy Hawk Run Highway. Ed and his son, Ted, worked together to run the business alongside serval dedicated employees: most notably, the shop supervisor, Bill Phillips, and office managers Julie Crain and Cookie Tate.

Long Motor Buses expanded their garage work for customers and began offering charter service and CDL testing. A team of great employees was formed, which helped the business immensely during its expansion.

 

Ed passed away in the year 2007 and left Ted to run the company. The age of the “party bus” came and local charter trips were expanded for groups. Ted became known for his many charitable donations throughout the community. He used the business to help others as much as he could.

 

Long Motor Buses experienced hard times in 2018 when Ted was diagnosed with cancer. When he passed away in December of 2018, his son, Aaron, took over as president of the company and Ted’s wife, Esther, became owner. With the help of a great team, Aaron and Esther were able to keep all operations running.

Over the years, Long Motor Buses has been through some big changes. Through everything, Long's still remains a family-owned and operated company committed to providing for the community and their employees. Long's has their upstanding drivers, skilled mechanics, and dedicated office staff to thank for the business's continued longevity. The team at LMB look forward to a future of continued service and new ideas.

We are more than just a school bus company.

 

2007-2018

2018-today