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Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation company in Canada.


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Pacific Western Transportation Ltd, commonly known as PWT, is a Canadian transportation company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The company was founded in 1957 by R. B.

Colborne as a small school bus service in the small town of Revelstoke, British Columbia. Over the years, Pacific Western Transportation has grown to become one of Canada's largest privately-owned transportation companies. PWT offers a wide range of transportation services including school bus transportation, employee transportation, charter services, airport shuttles, and inter-city bus services.

The company operates a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles across 70 locations in Western Canada and Ontario. It also has operations in the United States, providing transportation services in California and Colorado. In terms of subsidiaries and partnerships, Pacific Western Transportation owns and operates several notable brands.

This includes Red Arrow Motorcoach, a luxury coach service operating in Alberta and British Columbia. PWT also has joint ventures with major transportation companies such as First Student and Greyhound Canada. In the global market, PWT holds a strong position as a leading transportation provider in Canada.

With annual sales of over $500 million, the company has established a reputation for delivering high-quality and reliable transportation services. In recent years, Pacific Western Transportation has focused on expanding its services and adopting new technologies. The company has launched mobile apps for booking and tracking services, enhancing customer convenience.

They have also introduced environmentally friendly initiatives, such as alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid buses, to reduce their carbon footprint. As of the latest updates, Pacific Western Transportation continues to operate at full capacity, serving various sectors including education, corporate, and tourism. The company remains committed to providing safe and reliable transportation services while exploring new opportunities for growth and innovation


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