Motorcoach

Badger, Jefferson Lines begin service to 5 colleges

Posted on September 14, 2009

[IMAGE]Badger-Bus2-full.jpg[/IMAGE]Tour and charter companies Badger Bus and Jefferson Lines have begun offering service to five college campuses, including the University of Wisconsin (UW) and the University of Minnesota (UM). 

This new service connects the colleges in Madison and Minneapolis and is aimed at reaching university students who are looking for affordable ways to get between cities without having to take cabs to the bus stop, according to John Meier, president of Madison, Wis.-based Badger Coaches Inc. 

Along with the UW campus in Madison, the coach companies will make stops at UW- La Crosse, Winona University, and at Coffman Union on the University of Minnesota Campus. Other stops along the route are La Crosse, Rochester, St. Paul and the Twin Cities airport. Connecting service is also available from the UW Milwaukee campus on Fridays and Sundays. 

Buses used on the new route will offer Wi-Fi as well as feature DVD movies during the trip. Passengers who purchase their ticket online receive a 15 percent to 20 percent discount off the walk up fare and will be guaranteed their seat.

Departure from the UW Madison Campus at the Memorial Union will be at 2:30 p.m. and will operate Friday through Monday. Departures from the UM Campus at the Coffman Union will be at 1:35 p.m. on Friday through Monday. During Thanksgiving week, extra service will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday before the holiday. 

“Students have long been asking for more affordable and better service, and we’ve responded by introducing this new 'College Connection,'” said Meier.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Santa Barbara, Calif. coach co. takes off as airlines cut back flights

When American Eagle stopped serving the local airport, Goleta-based Santa Barbara Airbus 'saw a significant growth in volume,' according to founder and CEO Eric Onnen.

Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

NTSB investigators questioned every student and were told that neither of the bus drivers on the trip told them about emergency exit windows or showed them a safety video, per the bus company’s policy.

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

ABC delivers CX45s to Mich., Md.

The new coaches are equipped with Cummins ISX engines coupled to Allison B500G5 transmissions and offer Van Hool standard safety features, including back up camera, lane departure system, Kidde fire suppression and daytime running lights.

 

ABA Marketplace delegates $54M in business

The total is up $6.67 million over Marketplace 2014, reflecting a 14% increase in business activity actually booked at or directly after the show as a result of connections and relationships made at the event.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close