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2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

annarborartfair20One of the most well-known fairs in Michigan is the Ann Arbor Art Fair, which begins Thursday, July 21st and runs until Sunday, July 24th. Getting to witness a wide range of talent artists focused on painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, jewelry and more! There will also be three stages with music and dance performances happening the whole weekend.

Celebrating its 57th year, the fair is expected to have about half a million guests in attendance.

Hours of the fair are:
Thursday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, Noon – 6pm

Trinity Transportation is proud to partner with the Ann Arbor Art Fair for another year providing shuttles to and from the event. Buses are wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.
  • Huron High School 2727 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    • Thursday: Saturday, 9am – 10pm
    • Sunday: 11am – 7pm
    • Parking Free
    • Round Trip $3
    • Kids five and under ride free
    • Shuttle stops: Fletcher and Washington & South University at Forest
  • Pioneer High School 601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    • Sunday: 11am – 7pm
    • Parking free
    • Round-trip $3
    • Kids five and under ride free
    • Shuttle stops: Main Street at William and on State Street near South University

 

Trinity Transportation Donates 8 Laptops to Graduating Seniors

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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On June 6, 2016, River Rouge School District hosted a “Student of the Month” event where they recognized students from elementary, middle, and high school for their academic excellence. Trinity Transportation was in attendance and donated 8 laptops to the seniors that were there. The event was held at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, Michigan, and dinner was provided for the students and their parents.

The program consisted of River Rouge administrators thanking their corporate partners, parents, and exceptional staff for all of the hard work over the past school year. Then, the principal from each River Rouge school stepped up to the podium to acknowledge the students from their respective schools.

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The last principal to praise his students was Principal Michael Mokdad from River Rouge High School. He went through his list of freshman, sophomores, and juniors, saving the seniors for the end. In addition to the seniors receiving praise for their academic excellence, it was announced that Trinity Transportation would be donating 8 laptops to the graduating seniors, who were attending universities such as Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Florida Southern, and Henry Ford College. David Holls, the Regional Operations Manager and Renee Thornton, the Human Resources Director for Trinity Transportation both stepped up to the microphone to congratulate all the winners and hand out the new laptops to each student.

Trinity Transportation has worked closely with River Rouge Schools for over a decade to provide them safe and reliable transportation. We are a proud community partner for River Rouge Schools and continue to invest in the children of our community.

Trinity Transportation Employee Picnic

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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With the largest turnout ever, the 2016 annual employee picnic was a success! The afternoon of Saturday June 18th consisted of delicious food, sunny weather, but most important— good company.

Any employee, from the bus drivers to office crew, would describe working at Trinity as having a welcoming environment. It is not long before you are considered family working at this business and that is what the employee picnic is all about.

Celebrating a company which has brought so many families together for over 35 years takes place every year in June. Over 800 employees from our 8 terminals plus their families all come out to Lake Erie Metro Park for a day picnic. A gorgeous view of the lake, water slides and bounce houses for the kids, ice-cream trucks, hot dogs and chicken (just a few of the mouthwatering food), photo booth, and a DJ playing music to dance to, measured up to be a perfect summer day.

Thousands of dollars in prizes were awarded in raffles! Multiple grills, bikes and other prizes were given out. Three cash prizes were raffled to those employees who have kept up their attendance every week. Our third place winnerDSC08137-157 awarded with $500 was Daniel Cerne, second place with $1,000 goes to Randy Reinig and our first place with $2,000 went to Nelson Mays. Congratulations to our three winners!

To see all the fun Trinity employees had with their friends and family, check out the pictures on our Facebook.

Looking to join in on the fun next year? Trinity Transportation is always hiring.

Hunter Pence and KC Cady

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Our motor coach driver KC Cady was fortunate enough to click a photo with Hunter Pence, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, last Friday when we transported the Giants to Comerica Park to face the Detroit Tigers.

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KC Cady with Hunter Pence

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KC Cady and Dwight Thomas at Comerica Park assiting the San Franciso Giants

Affects of Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29th, 2012

As Hurricane Sandy has prevented the presidential race from reaching the east coast, the Romney campaign has contracted with Trinity Transportation to provide supplemental transportation while campaigning in Ohio. Check out some of the pictures below.

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Motor coach driver Bill Brumfield captured a shot with presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Motor coach driver Phil Haag featured with chief political correspondent Carl Cameron from Fox News.

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Trinity coaches leading the way.

 

Trinity’s Newest Arrival

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Are you ready to party? Check out the newest addition to the Trinity fleet. Our 28 passenger deluxe party bus completely equipped with a rear restroom, Sony CD player, Jensen DVD player, limo style leather seating, strobe light, fiber optic lighting, flat screen TV, Touch screen rear entertainment controls, Five mini bar's, dedicated rear luggage, underfloor storage, sliding privacy window, rear dome lighting, and rear speakers.

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The 2012 Annual Rose Awards

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Way to go Matt! A 2012 finalist amongst a list of over 100 candidates at the 18th annual Rose Awards held at the DSO last night. Matt was honored for his outstanding customer service and leadership capabilities. Please help us in congratulating him on a job well done!

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Vote for Matt Nolan

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Each year, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau presents the ROSE Award to stars in the hospitality industry who provide unforgettable customer service.

Our motor coach driver Matt Nolan is a finalist for the Rose Award. Please read the story below and go to theroseawards.com to vote for Matt.

My name is Jim Smith, and our Potterville High School music department recently traveled to Orlando and the Disney properties.  I wanted to congratulate you and your team for a very nice experience.  In the past, we have had contracts with other coach companies and have had some “interesting” experiences.

I was on the coach and Matt was our driver. Having firsthand experience with Matt, I wanted to share a couple of thoughts about him.

We had a student that went on the trip with us with some very special needs, both physically and cognitively.  We could not have asked for a better person to be at the helm of our coach than Matt!  His interactions with Ryan were sensitive, patient, understanding and, most importantly, caring.

Matt was exceedingly patient with Ryan, and I believe there was a real connection between them.  Matt always took time to listen to Ryan and to speak with him in a genuine manner.  It can be easy to become impatient and dismissive of a person such as Ryan, and with Matt, there was never even a hint of that attitude.  Furthermore, he did a fine job of being helpful in getting Ryan off the coach, getting out his wheelchair, and helping Ryan’s mom in any way he could.

Again, congratulations on a fine team!

James E. Smith
Director of Bands and Choirs
Potterville Public Schools

The Results are in

Friday, June 8th, 2012

After much deliberation and countless hours of deciphering the results are finally in for the driver photo contest.

Each motor coach driver at Trinity was challenged to capture a unique image with a Trinity Motor Coach during the month of April.

Many pictures were submitted. Below are the winners.

 

The grand prize of a digital camera for 1st place goes to Brian Enterkin with his image of the Trinity Coach at Jefferson Memorial.

Awarded a $50 fuel card for 2nd place was Jim Bloom of his image in front of the Nations Capitol.

A $20 subway gift card was granted to Phil Haag who took  3rd place for his image outside of the Biltmore Estates in Ashville, North Carolina.

Thanks to all the motor coach drivers who submitted photos and for all of the passengers who were apart of the images.

Trinity Selected the Best

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Trinity Transportation takes great pride in being selected as the Best transportation company for 2012 according to the Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine.

Every single winner in the annual Readers’ Choice Best Of award campaign is hand-picked by the meeting planners, event planners and suppliers who read Michigan Meetings + Events magazine.

The Best Of awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. Readers determine the winners— every vote in each category is influential and important.

The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game. Once the votes are tallied, the top nominees are notified, and the winners are kept secret until the Best Of Awards party and announced in the magazine’s special Best Of issue.

-Courtesy of the Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine.

Featured below is Angel Collins and Austin Arksey accepted the award on behalf of Trinity Transportation.

 

 

Trinity adds Three new Prevost H3-45s to its Fleet

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Courtesy of Prevostcars.com
May 03, 2012

Sainte-Claire, QC, April 26, 2012 – The saying “good things come in threes” can be applied to Trinity Transportation Group, where the focus is threefold: providing modern vehicles, an outstanding safety record, and the best transportation value in Michigan and beyond.

Trinity, a premier transportation company providing coach charter service to the eastern half of the U.S. from its southeastern Michigan headquarters, got its start over 30 years ago as a sedan and van service provider.

Its line of vehicles expanded through the years as motorcoaches and school buses were added. Today over 300 Trinity vehicles are plying the roadways of southeastern Michigan, including three 2012 Prevost H3-45 coaches that bring the coach fleet to 29, the majority of them Prevost.

General manager Tracy Akers explained that when current Trinity president Jerry Sheppard launched the company’s coach division in 2000, he sought a “superior product” to build the fleet. That made the choice of Prevost an easy decision. The Prevost coaches have lived up to expectations, carrying tour and group passengers that include numerous school, sports, and seniors organizations to destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States.

Trinity’s location near Detroit also brings in corporate business and high profile entourages—including press corps—that accompany political visitors to the area.

The family-owned and operated organization has experienced steady growth since Jerry Sheppard acquired it in 1995. Today it boasts over 500 employees, a new dispatch office with a 24/7 digital dispatch system, and luxury motorcoaches equipped with state-of-the-art GPS tracking systems. Trinity has also developed and implemented an extensive, two week long certified driver training program that all of its drivers, new or experienced, must complete.

With its top-quality fleet and attention to detail, it’s easy to see Trinity successfully sailing through the next three decades.

Trinity Pairs with the Trenton Police to Give

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Trenton Police Round Up Middle School Students for Trip to Comerica Park

The Trenton Police Charities in conjunction with Boyd W. Arthurs Middle School have selected 16 students at random to attend a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.

The Trenton Police Department is rounding up several middle schools students to take them on a trip to see the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals on April 30.

Students were selected at random to enjoy a free game at Comerica Park complete with food and beverages.

The Trenton Police Charities created the trip.

Chief Nardone said the Tigers organization supplied the department with 30 tickets and he and two other officers, Officer Mike Hawkins and Sgt. Mark Enright, decided to donate more than half of the tickets to students who may have never seen a Tigers game before.

Trinity Transportation in Wyandotte donated a coach bus for the trip. The bus is capable of seating all 30 participants and it even has a bathroom.

Jerry Sheppard, president of Trinity Transportation, said the donation is for a very good cause.

He added donating transportation is not uncommon for the company.

“It’s not something out of the oridinary for us to help out with causes for those that are less fortunate like kids who’ve never seen a Tigers game,” Sheppard said. “If we have the availability and we are able to do it, and it’s in the budget, we will always try to give back,” Sheppard said.

Enright helped arrange the bus and food and also arranged for the students to be welcomed to the park on the new 6000 square-foot score board, which was installed before the start of the season.

Tracey Kersten, a counselor at Arthurs, helped select the students for the trip by creating a raffle in which students could submit an application of sorts with their name and one sentence as to why they want to go to the game.

There was no cost to enter the raffle and 16 students were selected for the trip.

“A lot of students wrote they wanted to go because they thought they could watch and pick up some tips for their game,” Kersten said.

The remaining tickets will go to Trenton police officers and parents who will be chaperoning the trip.

Students will board the bus at 5:30 p.m. in front of Arthurs Middle School.

“We have to thank the Detroit Tigers and Trinity Transportation for helping us out, and of course the Arthurs staff,” Nardone said.  “Mark Enright and Officer (Mike) Hawkins were instrumental in putting this together as well as Mrs. (Tracey) Kersten and Mrs. (Stephanie) O‘Connor over there at the middle school. They put this together in a hurry. They did a good job.”

Nardone added he believes there could be more trips to Comerica Park for Trenton students in the future.

 

By Nate Stemen

Trenton Patch

April 28, 2012

 

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