Academy Acquires Boston's Entertainment Tours and Coach New England

Leading Northeast Ground Transportation Provider Expands Charter Bus Service in U.S. with Acquisition

Mar 30, 2012, 12:30 ET from Academy

Hoboken, N.J., March 30, 2012  /PRNewswire/ --  Academy, a leading provider of charter and commuter bus services in the Northeast, acquired Entertainment Tours and Coach New England, Massachusetts based bus companies.  With this acquisition, Academy's charter and tour bus operations will now span from Boston to Washington, D.C.

"The incorporation of Entertainment Tours and Coach New England allows Academy to provide a seamless, one-stop, client experience that encompasses our region's most iconic and exciting destinations," said Francis Tedesco, president of Academy.  "We share the same values of quality, safety and customer service, ensuring that our customers will receive the same great service they know and expect."

Michael and Mark Curreri, owners and operators of Entertainment Tours and Coach New England, will manage Academy's Boston terminal, and all employees will have the opportunity to remain in their existing roles.

"We look forward to continuing to provide state of the art equipment, premier maintenance facilities, exceptional drivers, and innovative training and safety programs," said Michael Curreri. "Academy's vision is simply the right fit, and we put full confidence in them to provide our customers with the best service in the Boston metro area."   

Entertainment Tours and Coach New England operate a diverse fleet of busses and is authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, consistently receiving the department's highest safety ratings. The company was an integral part of the transportation management team during the Lake Placid Goodwill Games as well as the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Academy

Based in Hoboken, N.J., Academy is the largest privately owned and operated motor coach company in the United States.  Utilizing more than 600 top-quality buses from ten locations throughout the Northeast including new locations in Bridgeport, Conn., Providence, R.I., Washington D.C. and Boston, the company maintains a diverse set of service offerings in charter, commuter and casino operations.  Whether moving 20 or 20,000, Academy has the expertise to satisfy every customer.  For more information on Academy please visit

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