Windy City Limos adds 3 more Coaches to 250+ fleet

Windy City Limousine has recently taken delivery of three 56 passenger 2016 Van Hool CX45’s. The new luxury coaches are powered by a 425 HP Cummins ISX engine coupled to an Allison B500 6 speed transmission and feature Van Hool safety features including 3 point seatbelts, backup camera, lane departure warning, antilock brakes, Smartwave Tire Pressure Monitoring, Kidde Fire Suppression Systems, automatic stability control, daytime running lights, curbside lighting and adaptive static aiming lights. In keeping with Windy City’s commitment to providing the highest level of amenities, they also opted for enclosed overhead parcel racks, wood grain flooring, 110 volt and USB outlets, and an REI Elite entertainment system with wireless microphone.

Windy City Limousine (www.windycitylimos.com) is currently the nation’s fastest growing ground transportation service and was the first such company to be on INC 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies for the last 7 years. Recently one of their chauffeurs was awarded the prestigious of “Chauffeur of the Year” by Limousine Digest, and the company was named “Best Transportation Vendor” by Meetings and Events Magazine the last 7 years and running. Wedding Wire has just named them a 2016 “Couples Choice” winner.

ABC Companies is Van Hool’s exclusive North American distributor, and according to their Account Manager, Aaron Babcock, “Windy City is a fast- growing company and is dedicated to providing a high level of service to their customers. Everyone from chauffeurs to mechanics to the management team has been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to serving Windy City as they continue to grow.” Jacobs indicated that Windy City thinks of these as "The first three of a very large contract. ABC deals with us the same way we serve our customers - they’ve a built a solid relationship with us with first rate support, and they seem seriously committed to our success."

Orlando, Fla.'s LYNX taps new CEO

From Metro:


After conducting a national search, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) board of directors voted to negotiate a contract with Edward L. Johnson to be the agency’s new CEO.

Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 13 prior years with LYNX. Currently, he is the chief administrative officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

At MARTA, Johnson oversaw information technology, human resources, police and the strategic planning departments.

During his previous tenure at LYNX, he served as the interim CEO, chief administrative officer, chief of staff and manager, operations support/development.

Prior to joining LYNX, he worked in his native Alabama with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (MAX), where he served as the grants and planning manager. While working at MAX, he successfully saved tens of millions of dollars in grant funds that were in jeopardy of being returned to the federal government and he was one of the forerunners in Alabama for the Federal Transit Administration grant administration program.

While in Orlando, Johnson served on various local boards including the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region, METROPLAN ORLANDO Economic Development......   READ MORE >


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