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January 2008 Issue

Innovative Operator Profile: Expanding Business

Metro staff

Started as a limousine company in 1992 while attending college, Ted Littell has expanded White Knight Transportation to 20 motorcoaches and approximately 50 employees through niche business and word of mouth.

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Innovative Operator Profile: Expanding Business
Motorcoach| April 25, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Expanding Business

Started as a limousine company in 1992 while attending college, Ted Littell has expanded White Knight Transportation to 20 motorcoaches and approximately 50 employees through niche business and word of mouth.
Innovative Operator Profile: Focusing on the Driver
Motorcoach| April 25, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Focusing on the Driver

Spending 34 years in the motorcoach industry as an operator can give you some perspective; it gave Ft. Washington, Md.-based ProTran LLC’s Irving Harris the inside track on knowing what is most important.
Innovative Operator Profile: Team Oriented and Innovative
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Team Oriented and Innovative

Innovation is a word that best suits New World Tours. The operation’s fleet consists of 32 2007 Van Hool C2000 series motorcoaches, built by ABC Companies, designed based on feedback provided from a focus group.
Innovative Operator Profile: Breaking Out of the Box
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Breaking Out of the Box

When larger school districts in South Dakota began preferring motorcoaches to the traditional yellow school buses in the early 1990s, a door opened for Miller, S.D.-based Foreman Charters.
Innovative Operator Profile: Being Fabulous Everyday
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Being Fabulous Everyday

Most eighth-graders are usually happy enough to go on a field trip; few ever take the reins and actually plan the entire trip, and even fewer parlay that experience into starting their own charter operation by the age of seventeen.
Innovative Operator Profile: Keeping Customer Communication Open
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Keeping Customer Communication Open

When Cline Tours owner and operator John McCommon bought the company in 1996, it consisted of one bus, one lease operator and focused on charter service.
Innovative Operator Profile: Building Relationships
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Building Relationships

Prior to founding Chicago Classic Coach LLC, President Richard L. Hausman resurrected another local company, making it a major market player
Innovative Operator Profile: Top Driver Performance Increases Business
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Top Driver Performance Increases Business

In 1930, family-owned Capital/Colonial Trailways opened with a dozen buses, just for scheduled service, similar to Greyhound.
Innovative Operator Profile: Engineering Advantage
Management & Operations| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Engineering Advantage

Brown Coach Vice President Stephen B. Brown, P.E., has a unique education that makes him stand out from most coach operators.
Innovative Operator Profile: Diverse Service, Strategies Bring Success
Motorcoach| April 19, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Diverse Service, Strategies Bring Success

It has been a busy year for Penn.-based Bieber Tourways.
Management & Operations| January 31, 2008

10 Innovative Motorcoach Operators

Find out who made this year's list.
Management & Operations| January 31, 2008

Coach America Grabs The Reins In Motorcoach Top 50

Dallas-based operation takes No. 1 spot in METRO's annual motorcoach survey. Driver recruitment and retention remains the leading challenge faced by operators.
Management & Operations| January 28, 2008

CUTA Expo rolls into Quebec

The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and sponsors held its annual event in Quebec City. Highlights included unveiling of new bus models and discussion of new and proposed BRT programs.
Management & Operations| January 28, 2008

The buck starts here

Training employees is crucial to company success. Norm Littler provides tips on how to get started and how to measure your employees' performance.
Management & Operations| January 28, 2008

Staying Focused on Passenger Transportation Safety

In addition to training and performance monitoring, anti-collision systems and lane departure management, are some tools being used by today's passenger carriers to ramp-up safety efforts.
Subways: Going Cellular to Boost Service
Management & Operations| January 28, 2008

Subways: Going Cellular to Boost Service

New York City Transit is joining a growing list of agencies providing mobile phone access in subways, which in addition to becoming an added security amenity for passengers, will be a boon for reasons of safety and security.
New Developments in Transit Seating
Management & Operations| January 28, 2008

New Developments in Transit Seating

Updated style and durable materials predominate among manufacturers' latest product offerings. Standout features include sleeker, more comfortable designs, seat belts and more sophisticated fabrics.
Management & Operations| January 25, 2008

MCI celebrates 75 years

At the UMA Motorcoach Expo in San Francisco, MCI commemorated the building of its first coach in 1933.
Management & Operations| January 11, 2008

Improved coach safety bill proposed

The accident that killed seven people in March of 2007 in Atlanta has led to calls for increased coach safety.

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