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Member News
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Prevost booth at ABA Detroit to celebrate the launch of Trailways Scheduled Service from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Detroit, Michigan, United States! Announces New Service Connecting Michigan and Ontario
“We are incredibly excited to bring Trailways’ affordable, comfortable, and eco-friendly service to Ontario and Michigan,” said Alex Berardi, President of This service marks our second route from Toronto and our first entry into Detroit, the “Motor City”, something we are particularly excited about. Read More...
Alex Berardi is Continuing a Family Legacy President, Alex Berardi is continuing a family legacy that stretches back generations. Having now worked in the travel industry full time for just over 10 years, he's learned some pretty valuable lessons. Read More...
Jen Stanley from Fullington Trailways Received an Award from Busie
Jen from Fullington Trailways received an award from Busie during ABA Detroit in recognition of Booking The First Charter On The Busie Platform!

Trailways Member, ElboBus Trailways, Was Struggling To Maintain Its Usual Level of Business During the Pandemic
ElboBus Trailways saw an opportunity to pivot their business and introduce a new subsidiary: Toureurope is a group travel agency that takes care of all the details of a school trip or other group outing. By taking on the responsibility of organizing a trip, Toureurope takes the burden off the schools or other group leaders.

Toureurope quickly became a success, booking many groups for their trips throughout Europe. The success of the agency is due in part to their direct communication with schools and other groups, making the process of planning and booking a trip much easier. The agency takes care of everything from transportation to lodging, activities, and meals, leaving the group leaders with little to worry about.

Not only this, with travel restrictions and the need for social distancing, there was suddenly a surge in demand for recreational vehicles and the freedom to travel. Recognizing this opportunity, ElboBus Trailways pivoted its business strategy and sold its entire fleet of school buses to be converted into skoolies.
Trailways Stockholder, Heartland Trailways Offered a Complete Package for Fans Traveling to Super Bowl LVII
Heartland Trailways offered a complete package for fans traveling to Super Bowl LVII. It included booked hotels, meals and the transportation to Arizona. Read More...
Trailways Member, Fullington Had a Record Breaking January, Executing Over 400 Plus Charter Bookings
Highlights included 13 motor coaches in Lake Placid for the World Games and 14 vehicles at the PA Farm Show. The operations team and our drivers were flawless, & the sales team sent out over 600 quotes during January. Congratulations Fullington Trailways!
Patrick Dean, President of Dean Transportation, Joins STN Podcast
Patrick Dean, president of Dean Transportation, joins STN Podcast to discuss supporting all types of students including ones with special needs, providing a high level of service as student transportation professionals, coping with the driver shortage and moving into fleet electrification.
Past Owner of Flagship Trailways Donated Buses
Tom McCaughey, past owner of Flagship Trailways donated some beauties to the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey. Come see them on display June 9th & 10th at their annual Spring Fling! Read More...
Charter Platform Updates
  • There are still a few Team Trailways members yet to be onboarded, but we are working to finish that process!
  • Added 3 new referral partners to the platform to help retain customers within the Trailways network. There are many other operators interested and if you have suggested operators you think would be a good fit, please contact us!  
  • The avg. booking size through the Charter Platform has been $4,000
  • The Busie team has reduced the pickup radius for the Charter Platform to 250 miles so that leads will be more relevant to your organization
2024 Annual Trailways Conference
In January we will be co-locating with the American Bus Association in Nashville. Stay tuned for details and dates!
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Industry News
Motor Coach Industries, Marks its 90th Anniversary
Whether it's Levi’s, Ford’s Mustang, or the #2 pencil, some brands’ reputations are built to last. Building and maintaining a brand is not easy and nobody knows that more than Trailways Affiliate Partner, Motor Coach Industries, which marks its 90th anniversary this year. Read More...
ABA’s Peter Pantuso To Step Down in September 2024
After nearly three decades of accomplishments, Peter J. Pantuso, will retire in September 2024. Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for all you have done for our members and the industry! Read More...
Hudson Tunnel Project Issues Call for Bids for Early Construction Work
The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) Feb. 16 announced two procurements seeking bids for early construction work of the Hudson Tunnel Project. Read More...
“Just read MTA spelled backwards and it tells you exactly how the MTA looks at New Jersey, outer borough, and other suburban New York drivers right now: as their personal ATM,” said U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer. Read More...
Simply put, American adults are choosing casino gaming for entertainment in record numbers, benefitting communities, and taking market share from the predatory, illegal marketplace. Read More...
Federal Estate Tax Exemption Increases For 2023
The federal estate tax exemption has been increased to $12.92 million for 2023. For married couples, the combined exemption is $25.84 million. In 2022, the tax exemption amount was $12.06 million for individuals. The amount is adjusted for inflation each year. Read More...
$2M in Intercity Bus Security Grants Available, Applications Due May 18
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the availability of $2 million in intercity bus security grant funds for fiscal year 2023. The grant program is designed to improve security for intercity bus operators and passengers by providing funding for driver/vehicle and facility security enhancements, emergency communication technology, and training.

Click here to view all of the guidance documents related to this funding opportunity.
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