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Academy Bus acquires certain bus operations from Horizon Coach Lines

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Hoboken-based Academy Bus announced Monday its acquisition of select charter bus operations from Horizon Coach Lines in Florida. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

According to the announcement, service began on Saturday, January 11, 2014, making Academy the largest motor coach provider in the state. The company plans to expand charter services in N.J. to clients including public school districts, universities, corporations, and airport and cruise transfers. Academy's Florida operations will service the entire state and originate from terminals in Miami, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

All of the nearly 300 Horizon Coach Lines employees have been offered the opportunity to work for Academy, with the expectation of more jobs to be created through forecasted expansions in services, Academy said.

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