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.
Named one of the top 10 safest motorcoaches in the United States by our insurance group.
Our drivers are trained to offer a first-class experience no matter your group size or destination.
Preventative fleet maintenance ensures your ride is reliable and safe.
With nearly 100 years of transporting passengers, we deliver a great experience.
When paired with our sister company, GO Riteway, we are the largest provider in the Midwest
Branston Shoup purchased Middlebury Bus Line and began to expand
John Shoup took over the business after the passing of Branston Shoup
Shoup Buses, Inc. and Cardinal Buses, Inc. formed by new owners John and Margaret Shoup
Acquired All State Bus Charters to prepare for expansion into Western Michigan
Acquisition of United Limo in Mishawaka, IN, lead to expanded operations in Eastern Indiana
Companies purchased by a national consolidation company
Cardinal Buses Inc. bought back by the Shoup family
Awarded group and team travel for Indiana University at South Bend and Manchester University
Notre Dame awarded Cardinal Buses the campus shuttle program
Trine University awarded Cardinal Buses group and team transportation agreement
Named winner of United Motorcoach Association Vision Award – Large Fleet
Acquired by Wisconsin-based GO Riteway Transportation Group, becoming one of the largest regional providers in the Midwest. GO Riteway provides School Bus service to more than 38 school districts along with robust Ride Services that include Motorcoach, Minicoach, Shuttle Bus and Private Car offerings.
Awarded Grand Valley State University group travel agreement
Awarded group and team travel agreements by Michigan’s Davenport University and Indiana Tech
Expanded with groundbreaking of Zeeland, MI location and new school bus charter operations
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 sister 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.
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.
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.