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Quick’s Bus celebrates 75 years, wins VMA awards

By Patricia Plodzin

Friendly deals, safe and clean car interiors and reliable and trustworthy service have been the cornerstones of Quick’s Bus’ success for the past 75 years. For the service of the company’s third generation colleagues and the state’s motor bus industry during COVID-19, Quick’s won the Robert T. Public Service Award. Mitchell for 2021 on behalf of the Virginia Bus Association (VMA).


Jason Quick (left) and Mona Siman have won awards from the Virginia Bus Association.

Friendly deals, safe and clean car interiors and reliable and trustworthy service have been the cornerstones of Quick’s Bus’ success for the past 75 years. For the service of the company’s third generation colleagues and the state’s motor bus industry during COVID-19, Quick’s won the Robert T. Public Service Award. Mitchell for 2021 on behalf of the Virginia Bus Association (VMA).

Quick’s Bus, family-owned and founded in 1946, received the VMA’s Robert T. Mitchell Award for the third time in the company’s history. Previous winners were President Jason Quick’s father, Robert L. Quick Jr. and his grandfather Robert L.. Quick, co-founder of the company. And after an unprecedented year for U.S. bus bus operators, Jason Quick said the Mitchell Award has special significance.

“After months of our fleet being parked, Quick’s bus is back on the road and ready for construction,” said Jason Quick, noting how the team worked throughout 2020 to stay on top with customers while preparing for the safest passenger experience ever. Time to start over. He and team members also worked with VMAs and companies in the country, updating them on government programs and more. Quick’s operates a mobile service truck that ensures reliability on the road, no matter where its trainers travel, and is always ready to help other operators with this type of service when needed. “We are all friendly competitors. It has been a challenging time for our entire industry, but bus travel is still one of the most economical and environmentally friendly ways to see the country. It is time we came back stronger than ever.”

Quick’s Bus has a long history of registering more than a million miles a year with charters to Washington DC, up and down the East Coast and to destinations across the U.S. and Canada.

Jason Quick joined the family business from college in 1994 after his grandfather called him and said, “It’s time to take the buses.” He advanced in business, taking over as president when his father passed away in 2019.

“My grandfather knew everyone and was an assistant to everyone and my father (who served in the army for 22 years and returned to the company in 1992) added his military discipline,” he said. “Both styles have worked. We treat our people and customers as a family. Some of our drivers have been with us for over 35 years.”

The company received their award at the VMA’s Annual Meeting for 2021, held Aug. 8-11 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The award, established in 1968, is named after one of the founders of the VMA and is given to members who differentiate themselves from their peers and as effective negotiators for their industry at the state level. Mona Siman, Vice President, who joined Quick’s in 2001, received the VMA President’s Award for her career achievements and strong support during the unlocking of COVID-19.

“There is immense pride in continuing the legacy where your last name is visible on the equipment seen on our roads,” Jason Quick said. “Customers stay with us because we offer good value, excellent service and consistency, and we meet their requirements as quickly as possible.”

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