In 1939, Rey Fey Sr. and his son, Fred Fey, purchased the public transport buses from the city of Eau Claire when the program lost funding. At the time, the pair also owned and managed several other city bus companies, including La Crosse and Winona. After World War II, son and brother Ray Fey Jr. joined the company, and the school bus system grew significantly in the area with school consolidation.
Ray Fey Sr. and his son Fred Fey purchased the city buses from NSP in 1939. At that time, they owned and managed several other city bus companies including the cities of La Crosse and Winona. Ray Fey Jr. joined the company after World War II, and the school bus system grew significantly with school consolidation.
As the Eau Claire region grew and management of the other facilities became more difficult, the Feys decided to focus strictly on the Eau Claire area. Shortly after, the Eau Claire Area School District approached the Feys and asked them to take over their bussing. Over the years, school buses replaced city buses and made student transportation easier and more efficient.
In 1975, the Feys sold the city buses back to the City of Eau Claire and focused strictly on school bus transportation. The bus company evolved from Eau Claire Transportation Company into what is now Student Transit - Eau Claire, Inc.
In 1982, Phillip "Flip" Fey succeeded as President, and Ray Fey Jr. as Vice President.
Today, we are a fourth-generation family business with brothers Jim and Ray Fey at the helm. We consistently strive to provide safe, efficient, and economical transportation to the families in the Eau Claire and Altoona school districts and provide chartering options to the community.
As a family operation, our philosophy has always been to treat employees and customers as part of the family.
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