“Our mission is to exceed customer expectations, by employing talented people who share in the dedication of a company committed to Safety and Service.”
Founder of Prairie Bus Lines.
(1927 – 2012)
In 1957, Robert B. Colborne purchased Sorenson Bus Lines in Red Deer, Alberta and renamed it Prairie Bus Lines. Prairie Bus Lines became the founding member company of the Pacific Western Group of Companies wich remains a family owned business.
Prairie Bus Lines is the service provider of choice in Central Alberta. We proudly serve the growing transportation needs in the City of Red Deer and surrounding communities in Central Alberta.
Whether you require daily student transportation, charter services for your group, sports team or industrial employee transportation to worksites; Prairie Bus Lines is dedicated to safe, reliable and courteous transportation services. Our equipment includes a large fleet of school buses, executive coaches, and we are the official carrier of the WHL Red Deer Rebels hockey team!
Prairie Bus Lines is nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada. We are proud to be COR certified and industry-wide recognized by our safety standards. Our team of talented, skilled professionals will ensure your expectations will always be met in the safest manner.
Our Core Values
Our Core Values are the set of principles that define us as an organization. They guide every action and decision made by our people, informing and supporting everything we do.
People are at the heart of our operational excellence. It is the knowledge, expertise and passion of our people, that makes PBL great. We honour our people for their commitment and service with several rewards and incentives.
R.B. Colborne Award
Bowie Sustainable Leadership
The Bowie Sustainable Leadership award recognizes the valuable and sustaining leadership work that Douglas Bowie has provided to our employees spanning two decades. The award is presented annually to an employee who has made a significant contribution in building leadership capacity.
Long term Service Award
- Norm Hilsabeck Memorial
- Gordon Zelt Safety
- Extra Mile Club
- School Bus Roadeo (ASTAC)
- Maintenance Award (RDPS Board
Our Strategic Goals:
- Employer of Choice
- Service Provider of Choice
- Safely Home
- Communicate Values & Expectations