Mr. Jean-Paul Laplante founded Laplante Bus Line in 1958, transporting students to Casselman’s school with a small van. From then on, the consistently augmenting amount of students lead to an increased bus fleet.
Over time, the company grew from Laplante Bus Line to Casselman Bus Line to being incorporated in 1974 under the name of 417 Bus Line Ltd.
In full effervescence, the company then saw the beginning of local public transportation in 1972.
Wanting to pursue the work of their father, Mr. Jean-Paul Laplante’s sons: Yvon, Marc, Mario, and Gilles took over leadership of the company in 1993. In 2010, in order to fill all new transport demands, the owners of 417 Bus Line Ltd. built a brand new, cutting-edge facility in Casselman’s industrial park. Since that day, this family-owned and operated business has kept growing.
Consumers’ Choice Award
The 417 Bus Line Ltd. team has been honored by receiving the Consumers’ Choice Award in 2015. This recognition of business excellence is determined by a survey conducted in the Ottawa/Gatineau region by Leger Marketing. We are delighted that it has honored us for the 7th consecutive year.
Recipient of the Asciano J Major Award at the Gala of Small & Mid-Size Enterprises of Ontario.