Motorcoach

Shreveport, La. operator joins Trailways

Posted on May 26, 2010

Red River Trailways of Shreveport, La., is the latest U.S. independent coach operator to step-aboard the Team Trailways network.

As his family's third generation motorcoach owner/operator, Peter Ramsey, Red River Trailways president, said affiliating with the North America's leading group of independent motorcoach companies is like returning home.

"My grandfather started a bus company in Shreveport back in 1922, and he affiliated with Trailways in the 1930's, right after it organized," he said. "By the end of World War II, he had grown the company to one of the largest independents in America."

Ramsey's grandfather sold the company shortly before his retirement in the 40s. Family members continued the business tradition with other motorcoach companies through subsequent decades in Arkansas and Missouri.

Ramsey and his wife decided to return to Shreveport in 2006 and pick-up where his grandfather started. They organized Red River Trailways, which now has five full-sized motorcoaches and a diversified business base that serves church groups, schools, conventions and sporting events.

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