Ashley Fellows has purchased the first bus, an ex-Trent Barton Optare Excel, which will form part of his Chase Bus company fleet.
He told the Newsletter: "I have drivers lined up ready to go, the only thing that was holding us back is the funding and buses."I hope when the new bus is refurbished and re-branded we can attract investors."
Suggested routes include Cannock to Telford, stopping in Penkridge; a local Stafford route still being established and Cannock to Walsall, as the current Arriva route has been scaled back. Arriva closed its Stafford depot on September 3 and withdrew or changed a number of routes serving Stafford, Penkridge and Cannock Chase.
Mr Fellows, who currently works at Rugeley Tesco as a customer assistant, added: "The Stafford route will service a variety of areas, some not serviced by any other company at the moment, but that is all I can say for now."
He said he wants ticket prices to be as low as possible, low enough to be classed as "cheap but competitive".