06/11/2019

 


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  Four Season Travel takes delivery of six 2019 Prevost H3-45 coaches


CA based Four Season Travel launched in southern California in 2012 with three coaches to serve customers in the western U.S. from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. Since 2012, the company has steadily expanded, providing coach services to national and international tour operators and travel groups, VIP minibus charters, as well as offering bus and coach maintenance.


From Prevost:

CA based Four Season Travel launched in southern California in 2012 with three coaches to serve customers in the western U.S. from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. Since 2012, the company has steadily expanded, providing coach services to national and international tour operators and travel groups, VIP minibus charters, as well as offering bus and coach maintenance.

Four Season Travel specializes in unique destination tours, international travel and highly-personalized, all-service coach tour packages.

Luxury comfort is standard for Four Season Travel's charter service. The criterion for luxury continues with the recent delivery of six (6) 2019 H3-45s; bringing their coach count to 32 in a mixed fleet that includes seventeen Prevost H3-45s and three Volvo 9700 coaches.

The new H3-45 coaches were added to Four Season Travel's fleet to better serve their growing worldwide clientele. The new coaches are equipped for high-level comfort - offering custom Amaya seating with fold-down foot rests, tray tables, electronically-controlled window blinds and USB charging ports. Additionally, the customized microphone and Wi-Fi system help ensure a positive tour experience.

While passengers soak up the panoramic view through flush-mounted frameless windows from the highest deck of the Prevost models, their luggage sits comfortably in the H-Series' expansive 470 cubic feet under-floor cargo area.

"Our Prevost coaches reflect quality in every respect," says Four Season Travel Director, Marshall Yu. "Our entire staff appreciates the workmanship and care that goes into each new model that makes their jobs more enjoyable. Our drivers appreciate the H3-45 for the effortless handling and the smooth ride for customers, while the maintenance team benefits tremendously from Prevost technical support and warranty processes."

About PREVOST

Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has sixteen Parts and Service Centers located throughout the United States and Canada........................   VISIT PREVOST >

  Bus operators fight crackdown related to limo crash

From Bus & Motorcoach News:


Bus travel is one of the safest forms of transportation, and New York operators are currently the most stringently regulated in the country. Charging them for state inspections takes things too far, representatives of bus and motorcoach operators testified recently.

A May 2 hearing at the state capital in Albany was called to discuss improvements in the safety of limousines, which have been a concern since fatal crashes in 2015 and 2018. Bus operators used the chance to criticize the unfairness of the state’s new $85 fee for twice annual mandatory inspections, and to show the differences between buses and limos.

A May 2 hearing at the state capital in Albany was called to discuss improvements in the safety of limousines, which have been a concern since fatal crashes in 2015 and 2018. Bus operators used the chance to criticize the unfairness of the state’s new $85 fee for twice annual mandatory inspections, and to show the differences between buses and limos.

"Although it may seem a small fee, it adds just one more financial burden of doing business in New York State," said Camilla Morris, president of the Bus Association of New York. "And to be honest, it has nothing to do with safety in the least."

The bus industry already is one of the most regulated industries in the country, Morris noted in her testimony - by federal and state governments - yet traveling by bus is one of the safest forms of transportation. Buses are subject to New York State inspections every six months in addition to federal inspections and audits. Meanwhile, it provides impressive economic benefits.

"There were 605 million passenger trips with 1.5 billion miles traveled, and the direct economic impact of motorcoach travel and tourism is almost $89 billion," she said.

Glenn Every, president of the BUS4NYC coalition, also testified, saying that in 2017, of the 37,133 highway fatalities on the nation’s highways, less than 20 were attributable to motorcoach buses.

"In addition, our vehicles are subject to roadside inspections by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and they, too, will take a vehicle out of service if it fails to meet federal safety standards. These inspections occur randomly and frequently," Every said.

The 2020 state budget imposed stiffer regulations and penalties on the limousine industry........READ MORE >

  8 Michigan Districts Receive Funding for New School Buses

   From School Bus Fleet:

LANSING, Mich. - Eight school districts here recently received grant funding to purchase a total of 28 new school buses.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded $626,573 to school districts in Fennville, Fowlerville, Hamilton, Hillsdale, Hopkins, Livonia, Ludington, and Wayne-Westland for new school buses, according to a news release from the agency.

The new buses will use either clean diesel or propane technology to help reduce students' exposure to exhaust fumes and particles from the buses while they are riding and getting on and off, according to EGLE.

The agency said in the news release that it recognizes the need to support healthy students by promoting the use of cleaner fuels and technologies through the Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program. The Michigan Department of Education also said that it recommends minimizing school bus idling time when parked to reduce student's exposure to exhaust emissions

EGLE reports that more than half of its annual...............  READ MORE >


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded $626,573 to school districts in Fennville, Fowlerville, Hamilton, Hillsdale, Hopkins, Livonia, Ludington, and Wayne-Westland for new school buses, according to a news release from the agency.


 

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