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Aries Charter Transportation of Chicago Joins Trailways Brand

Acquires Prairie Trailways

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October 3, 2017 – Fairfax, VA  – Trailways Transportation System, Inc., (Trailways) announces a new member of its brand today, Aries Charter Transportation, Inc. (Aries), of Naperville, IL, a Chicago suburb.

Aries recently announced its acquisition of American Sightseeing and O’Hare Wisconsin Limousine Service, which includes Prairie Trailways and the Gray Line brand memberships.  It presents a new chapter for Aries and will help it emerge into the direct tourism market in the Chicago region.

American Sightseeing, under the direction of the Ferrone family, owners of the Trailways brand member Prairie Trailways of Chicago, made the decision to entrust Aries.

“We are very happy to announce this news to the industry,” says Chris Ferrone. “We wish Aries Charter Transportation good luck and success with the newly acquired business.”

In addition to providing charter transportation, private car services, and line-run/commuter shuttles, Aries added four daily bus sightseeing tours throughout the city with Gray Line, with an eye on expansion.

Ralph Trevino, President and CEO, said “We look forward to ushering Aries into the next generation of the transportation industry and to bring the same quality of service into the tour business, as we have for the past 27 years in our charter transportation.”  He also said that the investment is in an essential evolution of its company and unlocks a new opportunity to leverage its brand recognition, resources, and capabilities.

“Expansion into these new areas is possible because of our exceptionally talented and dedicated team.  As a family business, people continue to be the heart and soul of our operation,” Trevino said.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Gray Line and Trailways employees to the Aries family”, says Nick Trevino, Assistant Finance Manager.  “As the second generation within this business, I’ve learned firsthand the importance and value of the people who have helped build and shape this company.  My father, like the Ferrone’s, has created an organization that brings out the excellence in everyone, which is one of the many reasons why customers continue to use Aries for their transportation needs. ”

After more than a century in business, Aries looks forward to continuing the legacy of being one of Chicago’s leading transportation and tourism companies for generations to come, Trevino said.

Aries Trailways is a full service ground transportation provider operating within the Chicago metropolitan area. With over two decades in business, Aries has been a pioneer in private charter and group transportation.  The company now offers sightseeing tours, in addition to its nonstop, private car services and motor coach and mini bus rentals.

To learn more, visit www.ariescharter.com.

Media Contacts:
For Aries Trailways – Antoinette Gonzales

Office – 773.826.2000 /Cell – 312..576.5030

Email – antoinette@ariescharter.com

Website – www.ariescharter.com

 

For Trailways Transportation System –

Eva Hotard, Eva@Trailways.com

or Tracey@Simmons

Trailways 703-691-3052 x 3

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Harmon Brothers of Atlanta joins Trailways brand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harmon Brothers of Atlanta joins Trailways brand

Largest minority-owned bus company in southeast

Photo: Harmon Brothers — with Trailways logo

 

 

Fairfax, VA – Sept. 22, 2017 – Atlanta, GA-based Harmon Brothers Inc., a charter transportation. has joined Trailways Transportation System, Inc., the well-known bus brand in North America, it was announced today by Eva M. Hotard, Trailways President and Chief Executive Officer.

Harmon Brothers Charter Service (HBCS) was founded in 1979. As part of Trailways, it will be known as Harmon Brothers Trailways.

With a current size of 20 full size passenger vehicles, plus smaller vehicles, HBCS is one of Atlanta’s oldest and largest privately-owned bus transportation companies. HBCS is also the largest minority owned bus transportation company in the Southeast.

Clint Harmon, President, Harmon Brothers Trailways said, “We know that Trailways members share common values with us and we’re proud to be designated an approved Trailways member in its well-known brand. We all have a commitment to prompt on-time services at competitive prices.”

“Our staff is proud of their commitment to on-time services, a high level of professionalism, and great values in the Southeast, he said.   “We care that our customers are not only comfortable on their trips, but feel secure. We ensure that every vehicle is road ready and offer full passenger insurance as well as provide drivers that are highly professional and courteous.”

Harmon’s fleet is composed of recent models all ranging from 2008 to 2014. Its fleet of twenty 55-passenger deluxe motor coaches feature reclining seats with footstools and individual reading lights, plenty of overhead luggage space and clean lavatories. Its two 25-passenger mini buses also feature these quality amenities (except lavatories.)

“The coach buses from Harmon Brothers Trailways offer reliable transportation with all the amenities of a luxury trip,” Clint Harmon, said.

Harmon Brothers Trailways is registered with the U.S. DOT# – 1777. Location: 5094 Westbrook Rd.   Union City, (Atlanta) GA 30291   Phone: 770-969-0180 or 877-230-4788 or 888-487-3251   Fax: 770-969-9725  Hours:  Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM  and Sunday Closed.

For more information, please contact: Eva M. Hotard, Trailways President & CEO 703-691-30520 phone or eva@trailways.com and Mr. Clint Harmon, President, Harmon Brothers Trailways 770-969-0180 Phone or charmon@harmonbros.com       XXX

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CareerCo™ Matches Workers with Employers; New Trailways Affiliated Partner

Fairfax, VA – April 26, 2016—CareerCo™, a company that connects people with job openings, educational and training opportunities fitting their career interests, has become an affiliated partner of Trailways Transportation System, Inc. (Trailways).

“Drivers are the faces of Trailways that our passengers see most often, but our Trailways stockholder companies actually have a wide variety of jobs to fill in the office, in the garage as well as on the road,” said Trailways Chairman, Ron Moore (Burlington Trailways). “We welcome CareerCo™ as a matchmaker connecting motivated individuals who can meet our high standards with fulfilling careers within Team Trailways.”

To fulfill its matchmaking role, CareerCo™ combines the expertise of its more than 700 career advisors with its membership database of more than 43 million individuals, plus its proprietary “CareerMAP” technology, the power of the Internet and the immediacy of mobile communication devices.

Formed by the 2014 merger of The Employment Network (TEN) and The CollegeBound Network (CBN), CareerCo™ operates a portfolio of Websites including FindTheRightJob.com, JobHub.com, CollegeBound.net, MyEducation.com and CollegeSurfing.com, among others.

The company’s physical presence extends from its headquarters in New York City to two office buildings in Staten Island and one in Tempe, AZ.

“Our mission is to connect people with opportunities in education, training and jobs, empowering them to achieve their life goals,” said Kristy Fallon, Chief Business Development Officer at Career Co™. “We provide the most efficient and cost-effective recruitment solutions for employers, educators and training programs to identify and to secure qualified applicants.”

Employers post job openings with CareerCo™ free of charge, then pay per applicant. They can use CareerCo™ to promote training and business opportunities as well. “This performance-based, recruitment advertising has several advantages,” said James Fontana, a CareerCo™ account executive. “Employers can begin a campaign on a limited budget, controlling the number of applications they receive. They can observe the campaign’s effectiveness on a daily or even real-time basis, enabling them to optimize their targeting and messaging. They pay only when their recruitment ad placements result in a measurable action such as a completed application.”

Meanwhile, CareerCo™’s patented CareerMAP system of predictive modeling, algorithms and analytics matches CareerCo™ members with job postings that fit not only their educational background, experience, skills, geographic preferences, desired salary and desired career path but also personal attributes including their interests, values, motivations and aptitudes.  CareerMAP finds matches by sorting through member profiles prepared in advance via a combination of phone assessments conducted by CareerCo™’s career advisors and online assessments.

CareerCo™ then sends “job alert” messages, which it calls “woofs,” to members who match a particular posting. These may be in the form of a text message, an e-mail, a push notification or a phone call from a CareerCo™ advisor. So notified anywhere, at any time, a CareerCo™ member can apply for the job opening immediately by pushing one button on a smartphone or other mobile communication device.

Members may browse the CareerCo™ database of job postings independently of these “job alerts” as well.

“CareerCo™ lets you know about the right job fast!” Fontana said. “We can also help you with the right training, certification or degree program guidance to make you more marketable. Our services are designed to help you make decisions and to identify opportunities at all stages and transitions over the course of a career.”

CareerCo™’s career advisors are available five days a week, 18 hours per day, for phone consultations with job seekers. The company also provides information about education and employment trends, career tips and other resources in its blog at www.careerco.com, in an e-newsletter, plus on its Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

 

Contact:  James Fontana, Account Executive, CareerCo™

1200 South Avenue, Suite 202, Staten Island, NY 10314

Telephone: 646-862-6579 

E-mail: jfontana@careercocorp.com

Website: www.careercocorp.com

 

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Buying, Selling or Trading your Equipment?

469093_543865059007967_1635901948_oIf you wish to buy, sell or trade your buses or other equipment, REPLY here with your contact information.

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Network Moves

RFK 50th anniv March on Wash 2013

If you have a large group move and need network support by Trailways companies, REPLY here with your contact information.

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Help shape the future of Trailways

June 6 deadline – Help shape the future of Trailways: Stockholders, please complete & return your strategic planning survey: “Trailways: Its Future”. What a powerful way to help shape the future of Trailways to ultimately help your company prosper and perpetuate.  Contact:  Trailways headquarters office 703-691-3052.  Scan & email to bustrails@trailways.com or fax it to 703-691-9047.

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Multi-Bus Moves with Trailways: One Stop Service

Trailways works within its bus company network with 74 locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe, to secure motorcoaches in all sizes for any large event and assist throughout the process as the primary liaison.  Through our headquarters office in Virginia, we can work to secure and organize multi-bus moves for any group of any size with advance notice. Contact charters@trailways.com 703-691-3052 x 102 or 105. 

  • Trailways also collaborates with Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, Inc. via their ELM Event Consultation, for one-stop planning for all facets of major event logistics management  (including Trailways ground transportation): 
  • ELM Event ConsultationPre-program planning meetings
    Management of program arrivals
    Day and evening events
    Management of program departures
    Supply program materials
    Program wrap-up and review

Event Logistics Management (ELM) is the comprehensive solution for all your large event logistics and transportation management needs. Everything exclusive to large scale events (750 passengers or more) including concerts, festivals, business and tech conventions, marathons, and major sporting events, ELM is one resource with a team of expert planners that delivers innovative solutions.

Gary Bauer – President/CEO & and Mike Watson – VP- Sales & Marketing

Pier 50, San Francisco, CA  94158

Phone:   Toll Free: 800-546-6688

415.263.4016  Office-DD – Mike Watson

415.740.4477  Cellphone – Mike Watson

Main office 415-522-1212/Fax:        415-522-1600

Email: mwatson@bauersit.com

Website: www.bauersit.com

 Our Available Services:

Event Logistics Management, ELM, transportation services, consolidated solutions for private and corporate events

 

 

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Welcome to the Forum “Dispatcher” section: let’s start a conversation

Welcome to the Stockholder “Dispatcher” Forum page on the new Team Trailways website.

This is a new and improved tool for you to share and exchange information and other news-worthy items.

The “Read More” link below highlights current and past Dispatcher conversations and allows you to start a conversation.

Below are general instructions on “how to” use this website’s Dispatcher portal to post Comments or Articles:

  • First-time  users, click on any “Read More” link on any category to leave a “Comment.”  All first-time comments are approved by the Administrator at Trailways before appearing. After that, your Comments will post directly.
  • There is also an open Forum section below on this page to start a new dialog (click “Read More link).
  • In addition, to create a semi-private Article of your own (not just comment), first, you Must Register with Trailways by contacting Tracey@trailways.com; or, call 703-691-3052 x 205. Once we’ve established your account in the system, you can publish.

Click here for Step-by-Step help.

We want you to read and post often, so please bookmark www.teamtrailways.com.  Thank you.

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Lock Media Buys Trailways Voyager GPS Tracking System

Improvements Slated

Manassas, VA (April 22, 2013) – Trailways’ Voyager GPS Tracking System has been acquired by its original software developer, Lock Media. The software specialist has become a motorcoach industry leader with its comprehensive Ticket Manager Pro 3.0 suite of tools that allows companies to manage all aspects of their operations. Lock Media has big plans to take Voyager to the next level. Until earlier this month, when it was sold outright to Lock Media, the Voyager GPS Tacking System was proprietary to Trailways and used only on it network of buses. The software was managed and hosted by Lock Media since its inception in 2004. This acquisition means that for the first time since 2004, this product will be available commercially. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Trailways. The investments and improvements we plan to make to Voyager will not only benefit Trailways stockholders, but now, other bus companies – including the small independent ones – will be able to profit as well,” Lock said.

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Trailways Voyager GPS Users- All Trailways Stockholders are still required to complete the GPS System Update form requests (GPS Mandates) annually by May 1. 

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