10/09/2018

 


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  Premier Takes Delivery of Six 2018 Van Hool Coaches from ABC Companies


 

A long-time ABC customer, Premier Transportation, began purchasing Van Hools in 2004 and the two companies have worked well together to satisfy its customer base. ABC and Premier work together to supply many special amenities for its customers. When asked about the acquisition of the new Van Hool coaches, Nate Frederick, Chief Operating Officer, Premier Transportation stated "What's not to love about a new Van Hool? Our customers enjoy the great amenities and fantastic styling and our drivers rave about the incredible ride and solid engineering."


ABC and Premier work together to supply many special amenities for its customers. When asked about the acquisition of the new Van Hool coaches, Nate Frederick, Chief Operating Officer, Premier Transportation stated "What's not to love about a new Van Hool? Our customers enjoy the great amenities and fantastic styling and our drivers rave about the incredible ride and solid engineering."
From left to right: Nate Frederick (COO), Sol Miller (Service Director),
Clay Gilstrap (Operations Manager)

Premier was one of the first private operators to purchase a Van Hool TD925 double deck coach solely for charter service. The company was successful and creative in establishing a market for this specialty coach and shortly added a second double deck to the fleet.

"We are thrilled to have such a close relationship with Premier for so many years" said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Sales for ABC Companies. "Seeing this company's growth over the years has been exciting and we are very proud to be part of that growth."......... VISIT ABC COMPANIES >

 
  Flint MTA awarded grant for 'Vets to Wellness' program

The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) was awarded a $603,500 Michigan Mobility grant for its Vets to Wellness program. The MTA is partnering with the Shiawassee Area Transit Agency, the Greater Lapeer Transit Authority, Kevadiya Inc., and several veterans-serving organizations to provide health and wellness transportation to the veteran communities throughout the region.

"Veterans in our community have been underserved for many years," said Ed Benning, GM/CEO of Flint’s MTA. "We appreciate the opportunity to provide transportation services and assist in filling this critical mobility gap."

The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) was awarded a $603,500 Michigan Mobility grant for its Vets to Wellness program. The MTA is partnering with the Shiawassee Area Transit Agency, the Greater Lapeer Transit Authority, Kevadiya Inc., and several veterans-serving organizations to provide health and wellness transportation to the veteran communities throughout the region.

The $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge is a grant initiative to use technology and innovation to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans across the state. The grants are awarded to fund the demonstration of the projects of varying sizes using new technology and service models. The grants will be used to subsidize a........... READ MORE >

 
 
 
  School Bus Driver Leaves 2 Students at Bus Stop
   

From School Bus Fleet News / RTV6 Indiana:

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ind.  - A Franklin Township bus driver is being disciplined by the district after she was caught on camera not letting kids on the bus because they weren't already waiting for her when she arrived at the stop.

Jacob Parham says he was in his garage when he heard his son and a neighbor kid running back up to their home. The boys told him the bus driver wouldn't let them on the bus.

Parham said the boys ran to catch the bus when it pulled up, but because they weren't already waiting in at the bus stop when she pulled up  -  the driver wouldn't let them board.

 A Franklin Township bus driver is being disciplined by the district after she was caught on camera not letting kids on the bus because they weren't already waiting for her when she arrived at the stop

"When they got in line, the bus driver shut the door in their face when it was their turn to get on the bus," said Parham.

Parham and the other parent reached out to the transportation department and the school to find out why the bus driver would be allowed to leave his children.  The Director of Transportation for Franklin Township Schools says their policy is for kids to be at the bus stop 5-10 minutes before their pickup time. They don't want students running to catch the bus because it puts them in danger. But he also says the driver should never leave students at the bus stop and should not have handled the incident in the way that they did.

The Director of Transportation did say that the students in question have been told on more than one occasion about the policy of being at the bus stop 5-10 minutes before pickup.  Parham says it doesn't matter if they were in line  -  they still need............... READ MORE >

 



 

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