About Us


For more than 30 years, Florida Transportation Systems, Inc. has provided the solutions to your transportation needs. As the only authorized Blue Bird bus dealer serving the state of Florida, teamed with ENC, BraunAbility, Prime-Time, Driverge and Micro Bird products – FTS has an answer to meet all demands.

From luxury buses with every attention on customer comfort to school buses designed with children’s safety in mind, we have the product to meet any customer’s requirements. Take a look at all we have to offer and let us know how we can best meet your needs.

Our service and support will exceed your expectations when it comes to warranty and service work for your bus. Offices in Tampa and Pompano Beach are staffed with quality technicians ready to get your bus back in service. Mobile technicians can schedule service at your location as well for necessary work.

Our mission is to provide exceptional sales, service and support for our customer’s transportation needs.


Steve Rustman and his first employee, part time University of
Missouri St. Louis student Howard Revelle, took a 14 bus contract in Kirkwood, Missouri to becoming a multi‐state operation with over 20 locations, more than 1,000 employees and 1,200 buses. 

Their contracting operations spread from Missouri to Kansas and Illinois and ultimately placed them on the radar o f Ryder Student Transportation. Ryder purchased the contracting division in 1985 and not long after that, they changed their name to First Student Transportation.

Established in 1983

Florida Transportation Systems was established in 1983 to repurpose and distribute buses from the Rustman Bus Company contracting fleet. Once the contracting division was sold, FTS served as an outlet for the service and support o f Blue Bird’s factory direct sales. FTS was able to sell some commercial style buses and retail buses to contractors, but the dealership was limited in its permissions from the factory. However in 2000, the Florida Department of Education changed its procurement process to be a “menu‐style” bid and no longer factory direct. And that’s when FTS was able to make a difference.

New Facility Coming Soon

We will be starting 2022 in our facility!!