Hagey ‘steers away’ and closes doors after more than eight decades

After 84 years of making “family traditions,” Hagey Coach & Tours says goodbye to schools and communities from the U.S. and Canada forever.


Turning the wheels… On a clear, fall night, Hagey bus driver Bob Bergey drives one of seven buses full of middle schoolers to their destination.

From Souderton all the way to Canada, Hagey has provided informational tours and comfortable transportation.
“After 84 years of offering the finest in motor coach tours, Hagey Coach & Tours is permanently closing its doors,” Hagey’s official goodbye message, posted on their website, said. Teachers have used Hagey for a long time for field trips, concerts, and much more.
Hagey gave passengers a “comfortable experience” and made a “huge influence” on the community.
“[The seating] is comfortable…you sit up higher, it’s climate-controlled, and [there is] wifi capacity. Come on, what kid isn’t on their phone?” French teacher Anne Fitch said.
Indian Crest choir teacher Michelle Clausz was always impressed with how easy it was to transport instruments.
“They have a lot of cargo space for all the music equipment,” Clauzs said.
According to Clauzs, through Hagey, family traditions were formed. as families were able to form traditions of going to the same place each year by taking the bus.
According to Fitch, Hagey also made it easier for exchange students to travel back and forth.
“I worked [in] conjunction with a third-party for my entire career of bringing exchange students over from France. There was a student named Allen Cane and he used Hagey a lot,” Fitch said.
Without Hagey, exchange students like Cane will have to look for new means of transportation. Cane would use Hagey to attend “excursions with both the American [students] and the French [students,]” Fitch said.