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Celebrating our 90th Anniversary by sharing stories about our history.

In the 1950s, James River operated 4 Highway Post Office Buses. Postal workers would sort mail as we departed the main Post Office in route to smaller towns across Virginia. A very efficient way to save money and improve the speed of delivery.

Below is a link to an interesting Smithsonian article about HPOs!

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Stephanie Carwile
· November 29, 2017
James River Transportation is great; Kizzy and Sheila, especially, with whom I have almost always interacted, are professional, cheery, and prompt -- and so far their prices have always been the cheap...est. I use them frequently for business needs through my work, and even last-minute trips are a breeze to coordinate! The buses always appear clean and the drivers are professional. Well done, JRT! See More
Mary-Kathryn Bywaters
· January 17, 2018
James River Transportation is the only service to use. I have used them four times and this is what you get:
1. Courteous and personable drivers.
2. Prompt pick-up times. No waiting....
3. Clean comfortable vehicles.
4. Well-trained drivers who care about your safety- never rushing in order to get to the next customer.

Use James River if you want the BEST service.
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Debbie D. Epperson
· February 6, 2018
James River provided a 30 passenger bus for our REF board members from Farmville to Richmond and back and we had a great experience. I would highly recommend this bus line for a big event. The s...taff was courteous and professional, the bus was clean and warm, a most enjoyable ride. See More
Peggy Kennedy-Hughes
· October 5, 2017
We were in Richmond for an Aglow International Conference. My friends were taken to the downtown Hampton Inn, my hotel was the Country Inn and suites which was farther away. I went to the hotel and ...fell asleep, when I woke I realized I needed my wallet for identification when I looked in my bag it was not there.
I called James river but they were closed , but was referred to the airport number. Bob answered the phone, I explained my situation and he asked the driver. The driver said it wasn't there, Bob said they would continue to look for it.
About an hour or so later he called with excitement he said that a mechanic ( I do not remember his name) had found my wallet. He said I could come and pick it up at the airport, I told them I couldn't get back to the airport, Bob arranged for the mechanic to come and bring the wallet to me.
The mechanic didn't have to do this for me, but he did!!! He said that he had gone into the shuttle van and found the wallet right of way. He called the airport and asked if they had someone that had lost their wallet. I truly hope you do put his name up for an honor because he truly went above and beyond the call of duty. I tried to tip him but he said no. He was a young man in his twenties I believe, sandy blonde hair. I was so happy to get it back that I didn't look at his name. This happened on Wednesday the 27th of September after 5:00 pm.my wallet was returned by 8:00pm.Our shuttle was around 1- 1:30 I believe.
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Daniela Rindler
· December 21, 2017
We do a neighborhood Tacky Light Tour every year (this year was our 4th time).
The booking process was easy (Kizzy is simply fantastic) and our Driver Tom was great.
We will definitely do it again and... most definitely with James River Transportation! See More
Lorraine Hegamyer
· August 25, 2017
I booked a trip to Richmond International Airport for a very early morning flight. When we had almost reached the airport I realized that I had left my cell phone at home. My driver quickly turned aro...und, took me back home to get my phone, and got me safely back to the airport in time to make my flight. See More
Kirsten Jones Rieve
· January 23, 2018
Used them for my daughters birthday to take the tacky light tour- we had an awesome driver and great experience
Jeani Bauder
· November 7, 2017
Although my company has used you in the past, my first experience was recently. Now I understand why James River Transportation is always our first choice.
Esoterica Lynn
· April 30, 2017
I've used the company many times and will use them again even though they need some upgrades on there buses , like power plugs and I'm tall so the leg room could be adjusted because my knees hurt afte...r a long ride from being crushed from the seat in front of me . On the upside the drivers are great and represents the company wonderfully See More
Angie Siefken Wilcox
· February 22, 2017
We used James River to transport our Church's Mission Team to and from Washington Dulles Airport from my home in Chesterfield and it was an excellent experience working with them every step of the way.... Kizzy our sales contact was great throughout the whole process, very responsive and provided great information on options to get our team of 8 people plus a ridiculous amount of luggage to the airport. I especially appreciated our driver Dominique who picked us up from Washington Dulles when we returned. She was very patient with us since our flight connection in Amsterdam had been delayed 3 hours and she had to wait for us. I will definitely use James River again! A big THANKS from the Mission's Team at Grace Harvest Baptist in Amelia! See More
Stacy Freed
· December 15, 2016
Thank you James River Transportation for providing exemplary service for our company holiday party. With a hundred moving parts, I'm not able to give much attention to the shuttle service... but I do...n't need to! I've booked with JRT for 3 years now and they take so much off of my shoulders. I can trust them to take excellent care of our event without me having to worry about it. The drivers are so friendly and kind and always call me ahead of time to make sure we are all set and our guests will be taken care of. They've been great to work with. Thank you JRT. See More
Carol Giles
· January 30, 2017
Dear JRT
You gave my family the best Christmas gift. You brought my sister-in-law to my home for Christmas Day. You treated her professionally, respectfully, and with great kindness. You made her h...appy for the experience. Our family will forever be grateful. She passed away suddenly and unexpectadley January 12, 2017. We want to convey our sincere thanks for making a happy Christmas day happen. Please let the driver that helped her that day know how grateful we are for all she did to make her comfortable.
Bless you all,
C Giles
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Meredith Paul
· April 17, 2017
We used James River Transportation for our wedding recently, which was an unfortunate choice. At the end of the night, one of the 26 passenger shuttles left with only 4 or 5 people on it, leaving us ...with 3 too many for the last shuttle. My uncle-in-law even recommended to the driver that he pull closer to the venue (there's a large circular drive and we had the entire place rented) to let more people on. Luckily the Officiant and myself (the bride) had not been drinking, and the Officiant offered to drive the other two passengers back to the hotel so I could ride the last shuttle.

The last shuttle was driven by a real piece of work. He seemed overly annoyed and was unnecessarily short with the group on the shuttle, before even pulling away from the venue. I can understand being on edge at the end of a long day, however he then proceeded to hit 40mph in a 15mph zone leaving the venue, then pulled onto route 17 and consistently held over 20mph. I was sitting in the front seat, and honestly was worried about the shuttle loosing control.

Additionally, I was told by the Best Man that the driver for the grooms party on the way to the wedding was very rude. I heard similar complaints from members of both families from different shuttles.

The only compliment that I can provide is that their personal car service to and from the airport was executed properly. I would advocate not using any other service they offer.
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Marcie Ron
· October 20, 2014
I had the honor and privilege of being an Honor Flight Guardian taking our WWII and Korean Conflict Veterans to our Nation's Capitol to visit the war memorials this past Saturday. We had a tight sche...dule in order for these veterans (many in their late 70's to mid 90's) to move about safely but yet allocating them time to visit each memorial respectfully. Your drivers and their buses showed up on time and were courteous. At 1030, while our veterans were waiting in an area to be picked up and had very few places to sit, our bus failed to appear. We were told that the bus had broken down. It was an hour before we were split up and divided up on three other buses (one James River and two other buses from the Triangle area who were gracious enough not to leave us stranded). We were under the impression that James River would be sending a replacement. Long story short, our bus (one that broke down) showed up at 1900 hours for our ride home. No repairs were made. We made it probably 15-20 minutes down I-95S when it just stopped running. We had to move some veterans to the other JR bus (who thankfully pulled in behind us) and got them back 2 hours late. The others arrived much later. Come to find out, this happened at a previous Honor Flight trip with our Veterans on board where the JR bus broke down. What a shameful way to treat our Veterans. Sending them on a trip of a lifetime in buses that are worn and aged and obviously prone to breakdown. I was saddened and disheartened that James River had 8 hours to send a replacement bus and did not, putting our Veterans in harm's way. The interstate was completely dark except from the headlights from the bus behind us to move these veterans from one bus to another. Shame on JR that this happened not once but more than once. One would think that our Veterans would deserve only the best we have to offer, they gave us their best! You received two stars because of the wonderful way that your drivers were during this time. See More
Ford Franklin
· June 4, 2014
On June 1. 2014, I attempted to make a reservation for a casino visit to West Virginia This coming thursday and I asked to use one of their wheelchair accessible vans. I was told by Bonnie that would... take available seats away from other people. (even though I have my own seat) She said I must make a reservation weeks in advance to use the bus service. Abled bodied people face no such requirement. Their website only says accessible transportation will be provided upon request without charge. It does not say anything about the need to make a weeks in advance registration See More
Hallie Baynard
· April 13, 2015
Sent me an email with confirmation #. Stood me up yesterday. Had to call Andy Cab to get me to the airport just in time to board. This company, James River Transportation still charged me for the serv...ice. This is very unprofessional! Of all my years of travel this has been the worse - & I've been charged for services not rendered! See More
Kendra Schneider
May 27, 2013
In January this company was used for my sisters birthday, the "party bus" was on time, the driver was amazing. So, when we rented a limo, requesting the same driver, for her wedding, we expected the s...ame. We had no limo, the say they couldn't find the reservation. Yet when I called them that morning with an issue they had no problem pulling it up. Called ten today, the day after the wedding and WOW they found the reservation. But when we are expecting them to show up and call about there missing limo, they want to act like they have no clue what I am talking about. After last night, I would not recommend this company. See More
Terrence Cumberland
· March 25, 2016
These folks are ALWAYS on time for me in Virginia Beach and always courteous. In my opinion, they are better than Groomes and LPR who previously had airport contracts. 4am, 12noon, 6pm, 10pm, no matt...er what time, I have found them reliable to and from the airport. See More
Jean-Marie Hay
· January 22, 2017
Thank you James River Transportation for outstanding service. My booking agent answered every question/request timely, accurately & enthusiastically. I was happy before our trip began.....and then ...there was our driver.......he was fantastic! Would definitely use and recommend your services in the future. See More
Melissa Michelle
· March 20, 2017
(Went to fort lee for AIT). The amount of money they charged me was ridiculous. Then they dropped me off at an abandoned building! She didn't even wait for me to go inside, as soon as we got out of th...e car she sped off! So I try to call and they say "no that's the right building" then hang up. I go next door and the Ssg at the building next door said that no one was at the building we were dropped off at... so myself and the two other girls I got dropped off with were lucky that we found someone, because we were all abandoned. We ended up having to call a taxi. Luckily the taxi new where to go and dropped us off where we needed to be. That's not even the last of it! The real icing on the cake, why we all paid so much for this pathetic excuse for a business in the first place was the fact that they said I will go to my sgt and he will set me up with travel to get refunded. NOPE! They lied about that, just another lie to get your money.. I'm surprised they are still in business after all of these years.... no respect for people or the military. If you are a brand new soldier just getting out of basic; just get a taxi; these people will charge you 5x as much as a taxi and make it seem like they support the military and you'll be refunded, by the military; no. It is all a huge scam. Do not do what I did, keep walking and do not be gullible. See More
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Our extensive experience and wide array of vehicles allow us to provide a one-stop solution to any customer's need. Best of all, James River Transportation has a corporate philosophy which is founded in exceptional customer service, unparalleled safety, superior reliability, absolute integrity, and team work.

From Corporate Charters to Executive Town Car Service Request a Quote! James River Transportation has a long history of meeting the executive transportation needs of corporate clients, as well as convention and event planners. Since 1928, we have bee
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Nice pic with our driver Everett and the Richmond Ballet!

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Richmond Ballet is feeling thankful.

Time to give another shout out to James River Transportation for safely transporting our entire cast of Nutcracker to and from Nofrlk, VA! We couldn't do it without YOU👏🙌👏🙌

Our extensive experience and wide array of vehicles allow us to provide a one-stop solution to any customer's need. Best of all, James River Transportation has a corporate philosophy which is founded in exceptional customer service, unparalleled safety, superior reliability, absolute integrity, and team work.

From Corporate Charters to Executive Town Car Service Request a Quote! James River Transportation has a long history of meeting the executive transportation needs of corporate clients, as well as convention and event planners. Since 1928, we have bee
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James River remains the only company in the region that has a PROACTIVE Sleep Apnea Program that screens drivers, assist with treatment and monitors their success. Its not required, but it is the right thing to do to keep our team, our passengers and the public safe.

What we do behind the scenes that other companies don't do make us the number one choice for passenger transportation.

The National Transportation Safety Board said two recent commuter rail accidents that killed one person and injured more than 200 others were caused by engineers falling asleep at the controls.
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One of our awesome drivers, Michael, is showing off our #Award for providing #ExceptionalExperiences for weddings.

James River has become the GO TO transportation provider for weddings in Central Virginia. In addition to the traditional venues in the area, locations now include farms, fields and estates; any place that is unique.

Great recognition for a great team!

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At James River Transportation, we have become the trusted resource for numerous school systems throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is due to our commitment to unparalleled safety, exceptional customer service, superior reliability, absolute integrity, and teamwork. Our vast network of transportation partners provides a reliable back up system in the event of any issues on longer trips. We have also been designated as a Pupil Transportation Safety Program approved ca...rrier.

All of our drivers are safe, reliable, and knowledgeable. To achieve this, we conduct pre-employment drug/alcohol screening of all of our drivers and random drug/alcohol tests while employed. We also conduct criminal background checks including the national sex offenders database. In addition, we provide our drivers with extensive customer service training.

Unfortunately, some school systems’ criteria for choosing a school transportation provider consists of only: “Do they have a license, do they have insurance, and are they the lowest bidder?”. A better question to ask is “Whom should I trust to drive my students around the block, across town, or to another city or state?”.

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From Field Trips to Band Trips Request a Quote! When it comes to field trip buses and school transportation in Virginia, James River Transportation has a solid track record that includes over 80 years of serving school systems and other satisfied clients. Virginia School System Approved James River....
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James River is celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2018!
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When it comes to planning a wedding, we understand just how stressful the process can be. That’s why we strive to make it easy for you by providing superior wedding transportation services for every need.

From Limos to Coaches: Full-Service Wedding Transportation Request a Quote! James River Transportation is a wedding expert with more than 30 years of wedding transportation experience in Virginia. As a customer-focused company, we provide a wide array of transportation services which help to ensure....
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