Founded in 2016, Krise Transportation is the second company founded by president Tim Krise, a student transportation veteran and, at one time, a school bus driver himself, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. In 2021, Krise Transportation partnered with American Student Transportation Partners (ASTP) to accelerate our growth within the Pennsylvania market.
A Leading Partner for Pennsylvania School Districts
- Krise is focused on building outstanding, local teams that provide Pennsylvania school districts with the highest quality student transportation.
- We do what it takes to meet and exceed our district expectations. From the way we treat our drivers to how we serve our customers, the spirit of partnership is at the heart of everything we do.
- While cost and efficiency are important, we ultimately measure our success on the quality of relationships we have with our customers. A contract may formalize our relationships, but our partnerships are what makes them work.
Our Leadership Team
Tim has over 40 years of experience in the student transportation industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Tim started his career in 1981 as a school bus driver when he was a senior in high school. He began Krise Bus Service, Inc. (a predecessor company) in 1990 when he was awarded the company’s first significant contract, providing transportation for the Punxsutawney Area School District. Over the next decade and a half, Krise Bus Service grew to over 500 buses. In 2004, Student Transportation of America (STA), a national school bus contractor acquired the company. Tim worked at STA for the next 12 years, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Operations in Pennsylvania. Krise Transportation, Inc. was founded in 2016 with the philosophy that close partnerships with school districts are critical to maintaining reliable, safe, and efficient student transportation programs. Tim is deeply involved in all aspects of the Krise Transportation operation, even serving as a bus driver himself. Tim lives in Punxsutawney, but spends most of his time at one of our many terminals across Pennsylvania.
Kelly has been involved in the school bus industry for over 21 years, starting out as a school bus driver. She has been a school bus driver trainer, terminal manager, and special projects manager. Kelly works with all our locations to ensure the staff has the tools needed to provide safe, reliable and efficient student transportation. She plays an integral role in all aspects of operations at Krise Transportation including payroll, accounts receivables, safety and training, routing, maintenance & credential software, GPS systems and on-board camera systems. Kelly works closely with our school districts, assisting in new start-up locations and maintaining close partnerships to that promote long-term working relationships. Kelly is based out of the Punxsutawney office, but can frequently be found visiting one of our many locations, and sometimes even driving a school bus when needed. Kelly earned a BS in Horticulture from Pennsylvania State University.
Richard is a Senior Level Safety Manager specializing in Risk Assessments and Compliance Regulation Implementation. Richard is a 20-year US Navy Veteran and served the city of Los Angeles as a Police Officer. He has extensive experience in the field of health and safety and has worked as Director of Public Safety, Safety Manager, and Safety and Security Manager. Richard has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Central College, Killeen, TX.
Scott has more than 25 years experience including service as a law enforcement officer and both operating and safety leadership roles in transportation operations. Scott also has significant experience in driver training and development and is responsible for operation of the Krise’s 3rd party DOT testing sites, transportation and physical safety, and oversight and improvement of the Company’s safety and training programs. Scott earned an AS in Criminal Justice Administration and a BS in Management from Florida Gulf Coast University and is both a Certified Directory of Safety (NATMI) and a Certified Safety and Security Officer (CTAA).
Arlen started in the School Bus Transportation industry as a driver and mechanic in 1986. He became an instructor in 1988 and has proudly trained over 500 drivers from 12 different states. Arlen has worked as a Director of Operations, Region Manager, Location Manager, Assistant Manager, Safety Coordinator, Router, Dispatcher and has trained over 25 managers and assistant managers in the school bus industry. Arlen has been recognized for his exceptional work in school bus safety and has received several awards. Arlen is married to his wife Robin, a school driver at Krise Transportation. They have four children, four grandchildren, and a dog named Logan. Arlen is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. and now lives in Denver, Pennsylvania.
Wayne has more than 27 years of leadership experience starting with his service in the U.S. Army. His career in passenger transportation has spanned school bus, transit, and paratransit operations with responsibility for people, safety, and financial performance in public and private contract settings. Wayne is a servant-leader who ensures that staff and drivers have the tools they need to be successful and that we deliver top-notch service to our school district partners and other customers and stakeholders.
Carl joined Krise Transportation in 2021 taking on the largest contract within our organization during one of the largest driver shortages seen after the pandemic. Over the course of 3 years Carl has been able to rebuild a strong partnership with the district after a time of uncertainty. Carl has been able to rebuild damaged relationships with employees, bringing the environment back to a place where people want to work because they are heard, understood and appreciated. Carl is a firm believer in open, honest and transparent communication. The safety of our employees and the students we transport is of the utmost importance to Carl all while maintaining efficient and reliable transportation to the districts we serve.
Sean is a customer and quality-focused business leader with over 30 years of experience. He provides a strategic vision to drive operational success, productivity, and efficiency. As a school board member for several years, Sean understands the importance of creating strong partnerships with local school districts. His leadership style can be described as inspirational, as he desires to promote the development and growth of his employees. Sean is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Business Management.