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In 1936 Steve Yelencsics Sr. along with three of his brothers ventured into business together in their home town of Edison, New Jersey by purchasing five school buses. They were awarded their first contract with Raritan Township Board of Education (now known as Edison Township) to bus high school students to New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. In 1938 the brothers expanded into the charter business by purchasing three motorcoaches from the Deluxe Bus Service of Perth Amboy. When the World's Fair came to New York City in 1939 the Yelencsics brothers continued to grow their business and built their first garage to service their growing fleet of buses.

When World War II started in 1941 the government claimed the family's property and they moved their garage to its present location in Edison, New Jersey. Steve enlisted in the Marines Corps in 1943 and was stationed in the Pacific. He survived three landings, Iwo Jima, Saipan and Tinian. Back home Steve's older brothers kept the company running as they transported defense workers to the Raritan Arsenal and moved soldiers from Camp Kilmer and Newark airport. The older Yelencsics brothers sold the business during the war to Rossmeyer & Weber.

When Steve returned home from the war in 1946 he took Rose Klitsch to be his wife and together in 1948 they purchased the bus company back from Rossmeyer & Weber along with the ICC rights and renamed the company Raritan Valley Bus Service!

Joined by his sons, Steve Jr. and John in 1973 and 1978 respectively, The Yelencsics family has grown Raritan Valley Bus Service to a fleet of twenty deluxe motorcoaches providing unparalleled quality service for all your charter needs. We invite you to come down and see our state of the art maintenance facility and take an up close look at any of our charter coaches!​

Safety, our top priority since 1936

Raritan Valley Bus Service has earned the highest safety rating possible from both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense. Raritan Valley is accredited to provide transportation to all divisions of the US military. Our fleet of 20 deluxe motorcoaches is kept in top condition at our in-house maintenance facility. Our team of certified mechanics keeps our fleet running smooth and we always maintain 24-hour roadside assistance for all our buses and passengers. Feel free to stop by and tour our facility and take an up close look at our buses.

Raritan Valley operates state of the art deluxe motorcoaches. Our vehicles seat 49, 55 or 56 passengers and are equipped with:

• Full entertainment system including DVD player, video monitor, and CD player
• Advanced climate control
• Luxurious, reclining seats with reading lights
• Panoramic, full-view windows
• Public Address (PA) system
• Onboard lavatory
• 24/7 Driver to Dispatch Communication
• Wheelchair accessibility (limited availability by request only)


Business Hours

Mon: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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