John has a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last thirty-three years employed by the nation’s largest pupil transportation school bus contractor.  With his successes, BeGasse was progressively elevated to senior-level management in both operations and business development, where he was instrumental in acquiring numerous large corporate accounts, as well as handling school transportation operations in a variety of capacities.  In addition to his everyday work and community service, BeGasse was on the Board of Directors in a variety of state and national transportation associations across the country. 


  • Partner - Transportation Advisory Group – April 2017 – Present   
  • Senior Director, Business Development - FirstGroup America – 2008-2017 
  • Director, Business Development - FirstGroup America – 1999-2007 
  • Senior Contract Manager - Ryder Student Transportation – 1984-1999 

Charlie has extensive experience gained while working for (2) Fortune 500 companies and later with over 300 districts on their student transportation needs.  With humble beginnings as a technician for Ryder in the early 80’s, Bruce’s career catapulted to senior officer level positions in the Nation’s largest transportation companies including Chief Operating Officer roles for the North America’s two largest pupil transportation companies.   

  • President - Transportation Advisory Group - January 2015 – Present   
  • Chief Operating Officer - National Express – 2012-2014 
  • President - C. Bruce Consulting, Inc. – 2010-2012 
  • Chief Operating Officer – FirstGroup America – 2008-2010 
  • Executive Vice President – FirstGroup America – 2007-2008 
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing – FirstGroup America – 2005-2007 
  • Senior Vice President – Ruan – 2001-2005 
  • General Manager – Ryder – 1981-2001 

​​Charlie Bruce, President

​John begasse, partner