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  Topic: Trouble At Megabus in the East
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 5
Views: 11942

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:29 pm   Subject: Trouble At Megabus in the East
Megabus is in fairly good shape - however they have only realized recently that their methods of operation were not yielding the profitability they projected, in part because of their interlining with ...
  Topic: Golf at Bethpage and bus shuttles
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 7
Views: 12406

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:45 pm   Subject: Golf at Bethpage and bus shuttles
A mix of Academy branded MCIs and Rutgers-branded NOVAs and New Flyers from the Perth Amboy and Hoboken pools are working the shuttles and private group transport jobs at the Open - in addition to MTA ...
  Topic: Customer Service- Key to Repeat Business/Increased Ridership
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 26
Views: 36390

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:42 pm   Subject: Customer Service- Key to Repeat Business/Increased Ridership
The Port Authority is at approximately 98% capacity right now on average - you really cannot accommodate any more departures during the PM peak hours - the schedules for most carriers on most routes i ...
  Topic: Customer Service- Key to Repeat Business/Increased Ridership
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 26
Views: 36390

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Buses vs. Trains Scranton to New York
What about the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal? Or is that one at capacity, too?...The problem with buses elimiating cars on the road and thus freeing up capacity is that even the bus-only lanes ...
  Topic: Is The Trailways Name Little More Than a Joke?
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 7
Views: 18849

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:45 pm   Subject: Is The Trailways Name Little More Than a Joke?
Chances are, both will hold to an "on line" model, IMHO. Recall, printed TT folders closely tied to requirements of regulation, now many years back.

Meanwhile. I've been a bit surprised b ...
  Topic: Do the Prevosts Mean a Conversion of Greyhound's Fleet?
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 6
Views: 11802

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:32 pm   Subject: Do the Prevosts Mean a Conversion of Greyhound's Fleet?
From what I have been told from the people I know in the organization, the issues between GLI and MCI began with the planning and operational stages of the G4500 (which GLI helped to design) - on Grey ...
  Topic: Kneeling 101 (MCI J4500)
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 1
Views: 7758

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:24 pm   Subject: Kneeling 101 (MCI J4500)
With the NY/NJ metropolitan area's unique transportation situation and environment, J4500s are used on many commuter services to and from Central and South Jersey, here's a sampling of who runs them f ...
  Topic: New Glen Cove/Roslyn Express Service
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 4
Views: 12408

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:54 pm   Subject: New Glen Cove/Roslyn Express Service
According to a few sources that I know of and trust, yes they are a brand of the NYAS family - which is operated under the entity of United Bus LLC out of Brooklyn, with the City Sights and Airlink NY ...
  Topic: New Glen Cove/Roslyn Express Service
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 4
Views: 12408

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:20 pm   Subject: New Glen Cove/Roslyn Express Service
I can help you out with number 3 and number 4 from my knowledge and past experiences with the operating entity, which is World Wide Tours. They are a service firm that started out primarily as a char ...
  Topic: The future of casino line-run transportation
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 6
Views: 12966

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:16 pm   Subject: The future of casino line-run transportation
With the economic downturn, and the decline in patronage to casinos being felt across the board, in addition to declining load counts on most neighborhood and even major trunk lines into places such a ...
  Topic: Hello
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 9
Views: 18521

PostForum: Member Introductions and Announcements   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:22 pm   Subject: Hello
Hello, I'm metrolinecoach111 or you can call me Brian - I am a college student currently in Philadelphia, and am pursuing my life-long passion of a career in the bus industry. My specialty and expert ...
  Topic: Centennial Year for Two Pennsylvania Bus Companies
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 4
Views: 10033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:16 pm   Subject: Centennial Year for Two Pennsylvania Bus Companies
To dieseljim: Beiber was sold in 2005 or 2006 to Steve Haddad, a venture capitalist, who in turn officially changed the brand name to Beiber Tourways - also I agree with your observation on the family ...
  Topic: Paradise Travel
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 12
Views: 20892

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:02 pm   Subject: Paradise Travel
If they are out of the charter business then who operates the Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun line runs from Nassau and Suffolk under the Inter-County name - are they just the agent carrier - they still ...
  Topic: Greyhound purchases 50 Prevost X3-45 coaches
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 8
Views: 21237

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:12 pm   Subject: Greyhound purchases 50 Prevost X3-45 coaches
The BoltBus X3's and their 17 other counterparts found mostly in the Northeast out of AC (Pleasantville), Philly, and NYC promote the improved image of GLI and also work well on their heavy line-runs ...
  Topic: Paradise Travel
metrolinecoach111

Replies: 12
Views: 20892

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:02 pm   Subject: Paradise Travel
Paradise recently joined the Trailways organization (either 2005 or 2006), through the demise of Harran, they and several other operators such as MCIZ/Video Tours, Classic Transportation, and Inter-Co ...
 
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