Our Enduring Commitment to Safety

At Peter Pan Bus Lines, we’re proud to consistently achieve the Highest Safety Ratings from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Defense. What’s more, we’ve also been awarded the highest possible safety rating from the Transportation Safety Exchange, an achievement which allows us to transport the teams of the NCAA.

Peter Pan coaches travel over 25 million miles a year: The equivalent of nearly 100 trips to the moon… or one of our buses going around the world three times every day! Every day and every trip, our drivers put safety first!

Our exceptional safety record is thanks in part to our dedicated, professional drivers.

Peter Pan coaches travel over 25 million miles a year: The equivalent of nearly 100 trips to the moon… or one of our buses going around the world three times every day! Every day and every trip, our drivers put safety first!

Our Accident-Free 3 Million Mile Plus Drivers

Peter Pan is also proud to boast that four individuals who have achieved Three Million Miles/36 + years of accident-free driving are all employees of Peter Pan Bus Lines – two of whom are the only brothers to have reached this pinnacle!


Robert “Bob” Guistimbelli (Retired) is one of only a handful of motorcoach or commercial truck drivers nationwide to achieve three million miles and over 36 years of accident-free driving. He was the third Peter Pan motorcoach operator to reach this impressive milestone.

A veteran of the U.S. Army in the 1960s, Bob was approached by the late Peter L. Picknelly before he left for the service. Mr. Picknelly told him to come back and see him if he ever wanted a job after his tour of duty was through. Bob did exactly that, joining Peter Pan in 1966 after an honorable discharge from the military. And for the next 44 years, working for Peter Pan Bus Lines was the only job he ever held!

Bob is a quiet, courteous man, the consummate gentleman and a devoted family man. During his tenure with the company, he was one of Peter Pan’s most popular drivers for tour and charter groups. Along the way, he also received the company’s two highest honors: the Peter C. Picknelly Founder’s Award for excellence and the Mrs Picknelly, Sr. Award – Driver of the Year.

After a highly successful career of more than 44 years, Bob retired from Peter Pan in August of 2011.


Everett “Andy” Anderson: Everett Anderson began driving for Peter Pan in 1970 and achieved 3 Million Mile status in May, 2008. During his tenure with our company, he has received its highest honors, the Peter C. Picknelly Founder’s Award for excellence and the Mrs. Picknelly, Sr. Award – Driver of the Year. Everett Anderson is one of Peter Pan’s most requested charter and VIP Charter drivers, and has also received absolutely every award the company gives to our drivers.

A quiet and dignified gentleman, husband, father and grandfather, Andy is the epitome of what a true professional driver should be – polite, neat and a customer-driven individual, whose main concern is the safety and comfort of all his passengers.

We are very proud of Andy and his exemplary record with our company. He is a wonderful representative of the high standards of excellence all of us at Peter Pan strive to achieve.


Joseph Anderson: Joe began his Peter Pan career as a driver in 1974, achieving 2 Million Miles in 1998, and currently has 35 years accident-free. Joe is the brother of Everett “Andy” Anderson, one of our 3 Million Mile Drivers. Safety apparently runs in the family. His brother Everett is also a 3 Million Mile Driver. The Andersons are believed to be the ONLY brothers who have achieved Three Million Mile status nationwide, and both are still actively employed as motorcoach operators at Peter Pan’s Springfield headquarters. Three million miles translates to at least 36 consecutive years of driving without an accident; or the equivalent of 180 times around the world, and 18 trips to the moon without an accident–an amazing feat!


Edward “Eddie” Hope began his career as an intercity bus driver for Continental Trailways, primarily along the New York-Boston corridor, for the better part of 18 years. Upon Peter Pan’s acquisition of Trailways New England in 1986, Ed joined our company, and according to National Transportation Safety Board regulations, he was able to transfer his accident-free years and mileage records to Peter Pan, where he has continued to excel to this day. (As of 2010, Ed has accrued 41 accident-free years of safe driving!)

In addition to his achieving two million and now three million miles of safe driving as of November, 2005, Ed has also been the recipient of The Peter C. Picknelly Founder’s Award, our company’s highest honor, The Mrs. Picknelly, Sr. Award – Driver of the Year for the Springfield Division of Peter Pan, and has received letters and accolades from many satisfied customers over the years.

A native of Pennsylvania, Ed now lives just a short jaunt away from one of his favorite pastimes – spending time (and money!) at Foxwoods Casino. A quiet, low-key gentleman, Ed is a fine example of true dedication to his family, his company and his profession, and Peter Pan is the better for having had him as a loyal employee all these years.


Alfred Protano (Retired) started his career in 1968 as cleaner in the Maintenance Department for Shortline Bus Company (which changed the name to Bonanza Bus Lines) 2 years later he decided to become a Motor Coach Operator and that’s been his love ever since. He remembers the first bus he drove between Fall River MA and Newport RI which was a 1942 GMC. For the 43 years on the on road he has received countless letters of accommodations from a safe driver, to very well dressed to great customer service skills. He resides in North Providence RI with his wife Ceasarama and they have four children and 3 great grandchildren.

Our Accident-Free 2 Million Mile Plus Drivers

The National Safety Council defines Two Million Miles as the equivalent of twenty-four consecutive years of driving without an accident of any kind; or as paraphrased by President, Peter Picknelly, “8.4 trips to the moon, and 80 times around the earth…without an accident!”…quite an impressive achievement! (Only about 600 drivers have captured Million Mile status nationwide; and of these, only a fraction have accrued Two Million Miles.)


Originally hired as a driver in 1985, Dennis was Peter Pan’s “Rookie of the Year” in 1986. He has received numerous commendations by customers throughout his years of service, not only for his excellent driving skills, but also for his ready smile, courtesy and professional demeanor, providing the highest standards of customer service to all his passengers. Dennis is considered by his peers to be a role model for all incoming drivers to emulate.


Mr. Magner began his career with Pawtuxet Valley Bus Lines in 1980 as a charter driver throughout the continental USA, and has been with the Providence division since June 23, 1985. Pat was asked many years ago by Peter Pan’s late Chairman to consider coming to work for Peter Pan. Magner actually joined the former Bonanza Bus Lines shortly afterwards, due in part to the fact that the Providence facility is only about a 5 minute drive from his home. He now jokes that the Chairman eventually got his wish in 2003, when Peter Pan acquired Bonanza Bus Lines.

Pat is well known in the Providence office, very well liked by all who know him – famous for his terrific sense of humor, he truly enjoys making other people laugh, customers and co-workers alike.


Operator Anthony Bailey was hired as a driver for Peter Pan Bus Lines on July 18, 1986. Throughout his years of service, he has received commendations from customers, not only for his excellent driving skills, but also for his ready smile, calm, courteous and professional demeanor, and providing the highest standards of customer service to all his passengers. A quiet, easy going gentleman, Mr. Bailey is considered by his peers to be a real team player.


As a full time dispatcher with Trailways Bus Lines Joe became a part time driver for Wellsley Fells Bus lines. At the age of 22 he became a full time driver with the Peter Pan Bus Lines, and at the age of 25 he became a full time driver for Bonanza Bus Lines currently a Peter Pan company. Joe’s 2 million safe miles and his experience with just about every route system in New England proves he is truly a professional. He is married to his wife Pat of 22 years and reside in Franklin MA.


John started his employment in 1984 as a Motor Coach Operator and over the years has worked in the Hartford, Providence and Cape Cod divisions. Over the last 15 years he has been very cooperative with the operations department by beginning his day early on very cold winter days and starting all the buses at our Falmouth facility. He has received many customer service care letters from our Customer Service Department in regards to safe driving and great customer service skills. John resides in North Dartmouth MA with his wife of 41 years and they have 2 children.


Donald (Fonzie) Fonner began his career with Peter Pan in 1989 and quickly became an outstanding charter/tour driver. In 1999 he became an instructor, working in the Safety Dept., and is now one of Peter Pan’s senior trainers. His outgoing personality is truly an asset whether he is driving or training. In his off time he enjoys spending time with his family wife Kathy and his two sons Mark and William. He is also quite the outdoorsman. “If you’re looking for Don he’s either hunting or out riding his Harley.”


Sam Cabrera was a driver for seven years with Greyhound Bus Lines before transferring over to the Bonanza division of Peter Pan Bus Lines in 1987. He has received several Customer Care letters acknowledging his driving and customer service skills. Sam enjoys fishing, camping and traveling when not behind the wheel of a coach.


Mr. Chandler has worked for Peter Pan Bus Lines for 28 years. He was born and raised in New Haven, Ct. He began his career working for Peter Pan out of New Haven, CT. In 2010 he began working for Bonanza out of Secaucus, NJ. Mr. Chandler is a senior driver trainer and has been for many years. In his off time he loves to relax watching movies or sporting events. He is a father to three amazing children.


Luis Fernandes was a driver for American Eagle Bus Lines in Fairhaven MA before joining the Bonanza Division of Peter Pan Bus Lines in 1988. He has received many compliments for his safe driving and customer service skills over the many years from our dedicated commuters in Cape Cod. He is often depended on, and praised by new drivers for his route training skills between Cape Cod and Boston. He also is an executive board member for ATU Local 1363 as a driver’s representative.


William Johnson started his transportation career with Connecticut Transit as a driver and dispatcher. In 1986 he joined the Bonanza division of Peter Pan Bus lines. As a veteran, he has operated just about every route in the system, and has received several compliments from our passengers on his driving, and customer service skills.


Mr. Lapomardo has been a member of our team for 27 years. Frank mainly drives the commuter runs as he loves the interaction with our customers. He enjoys gardening on his off time, but his favorite activity is being a father to his 16 year old son.

Our Accident-Free One Million Mile Plus Drivers

A significant milestone in a professional driver’s career is achieving one million miles without an accident … which takes a minimum of 12 years to accomplish. Peter Pan is proud to have more million mile drivers than any other company its size. In fact, we are the only bus company in the world to employ drivers who have driven three million miles without an accident.