In 1952, Storer Transportation Service was founded because there was a need for transportation services for the new Special Education programs being developed for children throughout Stanislaus County.
The Storer Family was a pioneer in the development of the door to door school bus service for special needs students. The original School Bus fleet consisted of modified station wagons and stretch limousines. These vehicles were purchased and painted school bus yellow and flashing red lights were installed on the roofs, creating the most ingenious looking school buses ever to be seen.
These modified buses served their purpose well until the late 1950's, when the Volkswagen Micro Bus was brought to the American market, at which time Storer Transportation Service purchased a fleet of 23. In 1967, Warren Storer modified one of the Storer vans by installing an electric, hydraulic lift onto the rear of the van, thus creating the first wheelchair school bus in California. Today, Storer Transportation Service operates a full fleet of 140 special needs buses throughout Stanislaus County.
Over the years, Storer Transportation has diversified its operations to include Storer Transit Systems, Storer Coachways, Storer Tours and Storer Travel. Storer Transit Systems incorporates Modesto & Ceres Dial-A-Ride as well as Stanislaus County StaRT. Storer Coachways operates a deluxe fleet of 35 Tour Buses that travel throughout the United States and Canada. Storer Tours provides escorted tours nationally and internationally and Storer Travel is a full service travel company. Today, the Storer Companies operate approximately 200 vehicles and have over 280 employees.