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Navigating The Road Ahead: Embracing Green Transformation In Motor Coach Transportation

April 2, 2024

By Jeremy Butzlaff, President of MTRWESTERN As the President of MTRWESTERN, a leading Pacific Northwest based motor coach company committed to innovation and sustainability, I am keenly aware of the pivotal role our industry plays in shaping the future of transportation. With the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the adoption…


ABC Companies And Windstar Lines Celebrate Milestone

March 5, 2024

ABC Companies and Windstar Lines have announced what they describe as a “significant achievement in their partnership,” with the largest number of motorcoaches delivered in a single day. “An impressive lineup of 18 Van Hool CX45 buses were acquired and put into operation, representing a historic delivery milestone for Windstar and a momentous occasion for…


Service And Fleet Additions Help Academy Bus Focus On The Future

January 25, 2024

By Harrell Kerkhoff, Busline Magazine Editor With historical roots that date to the early 1930s and incorporated in the late 1960s, Academy Bus today is the largest privately owned and operated ground transportation business in the United States, according to the company. Headquartered in Hoboken, NJ, Academy Bus has been serving the East Coast for…


Blue Apple Bus Company Announces New Daily Service

December 14, 2023

Blue Apple Bus Company (http://blueapplebus.com) has announced the start of a daily bus service between the Canton (MA) Park and Ride Lot on Route 138 and Logan Airport, in Boston, MA. Blue Apple Bus Company President and CEO John Cogliano said the new service will provide a reliable transportation option that is cost effective for the…


Driverseat Creating Path To Success For Company’s Growing Franchisee Base

November 29, 2023

By Harrell Kerkhoff Busline Magazine Editor Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way. Those are the words of Tom Freston, co-founder of MTV — words that have proven true time and time again. Case-in-point is Driverseat, a transportation franchise headquartered in Kitchener, ON, that has worked…


Electric Motorcoaches, Growing Line Run Service Helping MTRWestern Attract Additional Customers

September 27, 2023

By Harrell Kerkhoff Busline Magazine Editor It’s a brave new world for the North American motorcoach industry — one involving increased business, changing demands and a focus on a “greener” tomorrow. Such are the opportunities and challenges facing MTRWestern, a longtime Pacific Northwest bus and motorcoach company with locations in Seattle and Spokane, WA, as…


Amtrak To Use Electric Bus, Owned And Operated By MTRWestern

August 29, 2023

The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Amtrak are replacing a diesel-powered bus with an electric vehicle (EV) on the Amtrak Cascades route. Daily mid-day buses provide additional connectivity beyond the morning and evening train service between Seattle and Bellingham, WA. The Cascades Thruway buses also stop in the Washington cities of Everett and Mount Vernon and connect with…


International Motorcoach Group (IMG) Announces Its 2023 Operator Of The Year

August 29, 2023

With Green Bay’s Lambeau Field as a backdrop, the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) recently announced its 2023 Operator of the Year — Transportation Charter Services (TCS), of Orange, CA. TCS President Terry Fischer accepted the award on behalf of the entire TCS team. “It is an honor to be an IMG member, but to be…


COACH USA CEO Takes Seat On US DOT Committee To Fight Human Trafficking

August 9, 2023

Coach USA has announced that Derrick Waters, Chief Executive Officer, has been selected to serve on the United States Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (ACHT). “This designation reflects Mr. Waters’ and Coach USA’s continuous commitment to passenger safety and passion for social responsibility within the transportation industry,” according to a press release.…


Virginia Motorcoach Association Selects Estes-Counselman Scholarship Winners

August 2, 2023

The Virginia Motorcoach Association (VMA) congratulates its 2023-2024 Estes-Counselman Scholarship Award Winners. They are Barrett Newton, Operator Category; and MaryBrian Pinckney, Associate Category. The scholarships were created in honor of two very active and longtime VMA members: Gary Estes, a former owner of Cavalier Coaches; and Jim Counselman, the father of VMA Lifetime member Deb Ownings, formerly of…


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