Md. tour co. ends wedding rides after gay marriage law

Discover Annapolis Tours owner is turning down $50,000 in annual revenue instead of compromising his Christian convictions now that same-sex marriages are legal in Maryland.

ABA names ‘Green Operators’

Anderson Coach and Travel of Greenville, Pa., and Northeast Charter and Tour Co. of Lewiston, Maine, were honored at the American Bus Association’s annual Marketplace, which took place from Jan. 5 to 9 in Charlotte, N.C., as the recipients of ABA’s “Green Operator Award.”

2013 Innovative Operator: Yankee Trails

Yankee Trails - Rensselaer, N.Y. To bring in business during the holiday season, Yankee Trails launched “Santa’s Magical Express.” The service includes a holiday-themed scavenger hunt and sing-a-longs.

2013 Innovative Operator: Windstar Lines

Windstar Lines - Carroll, Iowa Windstar Lines has acquired about 10 smaller motorcoach operators in the past 12 years to expand its service and stay competitive in the market.

2013 Innovative Operator: Tornado Bus Co.

Tornado Bus Co. - Dallas The Tornado Bus Co.’s new bus facility, which opened in October, encompasses 8.5 acres and is 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.

2013 Innovative Operator: Peter Pan Bus Lines

Peter Pan Bus Lines - Springfield, Mass. Peter Pan added new MCI J4500s to its fleet. The coaches have clean-diesel engine technology to help reduce emissions and burn less fuel.

Thor purchases Federal Coach assets

Company produces a full line of shuttle, executive and limousine buses ranging in capacity from 12 to 44 passengers, with annual sales of approximately $25 million.

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