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Our 100+ Year History

C.H. Petermann founded Petermann Bus Company in 1921 to provide transportation for children with special needs in Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with his Rotary Club, Petermann organized the first education program for children with special needs in the basement of Cincinnati’s General Hospital. Subsequently, he was instrumental in building Condon School, the predecessor to today’s Roselawn-Condon School in Cincinnati’s Roselawn neighborhood.

Today, Petermann transports more than 84,000 students and serves more than 40 school districts across Ohio and Pennsylvania. Petermann is part  of the National Express School division, which has a strong record of success and decades of experience in pupil transportation. With the support of Nationa​l Express Group, a global leader in transportation, we are confident we can provide exceptional service to your district. We remain continually focused on delivering our service promise: Getting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn®.

National Express LLC

National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 36 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safetyquality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 33 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis.