About Cardinal Buses

Along with our parent company, GO Riteway, Cardinal Buses has been the Midwest’s premier transportation provider since 1923.

Our Core Values


We never compromise safety. We lead the industry in best practices. We make every decision with safety in mind.


We keep our promises. We do the right thing when no one is looking. We take accountability for our actions, service and work.


Everyone does their part. We work together to develop solutions. We support relationships through effective communication.

Why Choose Cardinal Buses for transportation services?

The Midwest’s Premier Motorcoach Company Since 1923

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Named one of the top 10 safest motorcoaches in the United States by our insurance group.

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Our drivers are trained to offer a first-class experience no matter your group size or destination.

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Preventative fleet maintenance ensures your ride is reliable and safe.

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With nearly 100 years of transporting passengers, we deliver a great experience.

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When paired with our sister company, GO Riteway, we are the largest provider in the Midwest

Cardinal’s Journey

The Cardinal Story

A History of Outstanding Transportation Service

In 1923, Branston Shoup purchased the Middlebury Bus Line, which consisted of a 5-passenger Model T touring cars servicing routes from town to town in Indiana. The service expanded over the years with the addition of other vehicles. Upon Branston’s death in 1953, his son John took over the company and expanded into the charter bus business with the purchase of Cardinal Buses.

Then, in 1998, the Shoup group of services was sold to a consolidation company. However, the Shoup family bought back the rights to the operations in Middlebury, Indiana, and Holland, Michigan. Cardinal Buses was back, once more providing quality professional charter bus services.

GO Riteway acquired Cardinal Buses in 2019, stepping in as our parent company to oversee our operations in Michigan and Indiana. With GO Riteway’s commanding presence in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, our companies are committed to providing unparalleled transportation services in the Great Lakes area and beyond. We are your regional transportation provider of choice, driving you throughout the Midwest to wherever the road may take you.

Our Leadership Team

The Cardinal/GO Riteway Leadership Team

We are lead by GO Riteway’s top-notch leadership team. This dedicated and innovative team strives to deliver the best possible transportation experience to each passenger. Just like Cardinal Buses, GO Riteway is driven by family values and committed to excellency, starting with excellent people. Meet the GO Riteway leadership team and see how we go the extra mile together.

Join the Cardinal Buses Team.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career? Put yourself on the road to success by joining the Cardinal Buses or GO Riteway team as a driver.