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Check Out What’s New At Cedar Point!

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Looking for something to do this summer? Cedar Point just began its 2017 season with new attractions, restaurants and shows. Enjoy rides this Friday, May 12th or any day through September 4. It’s open weekends after that through October 29th.

Attractions:

During June 9th – Sept 4th, the Iron dragon will become a virtual reality. Guests 13 and older will be able to ride the coaster while wearing a virtual reality headset. The old wooden coaster, Mean Streak, gave its final ride last September but the park plans to re-purpose this classic attraction. Cedar Point plans to keep the classic wood supports and add a wood-steel combination track built by Rocky Mountain Construction. The RipCord has a new name and a new location as well. It is now called Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling and will be in Frontier Town.

New Food Options:
Cedar Point has added four new restaurants and a new season pass drink plan. A popular restaurant in Ohio, Root’s, offers shredded chicken, pork and beef sandwiches. Similarly, Famous Dave’s BBQ has been opened on the Frontier Trail. An Ohio favorite, Melt Bar & Grilled takes grilled cheese to the extreme. It will feature a full-service bar and a sandwich exclusive to Cedar Point. In Frontier Town, Wagon Wheel Pizza will serve handmade pizza to hungry customers. Cedar Point has also implemented a new season drink pass that gives the option of choosing a refillable drink bottle or disposable cup at the beverage stations for unlimited fountain drinks all summer.

Water Park Upgrade:
One of the big new attractions at the water park is Point Plummet, the six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will send four people on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of loops and s-curves. The waterpark will also feature a new attraction, Storm Surge. This takes riders down a slide on a large raft 76 feet above ground.
For adults, Cedar Point has added a few new bars to the waterpark. They have added Muffleheads Beach Bar which is a swim-up bar. Schooners Beach bar is also new and is located next to Breakwater Bay wave pool. It will feature signature cocktails and beverages with live entertainment.

Other Features:
Cedar Point Shores is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with a special preview day for all Season Passholders on Friday, May 26.

Cedar Point just added metal detectors so be prepared to be waiting a few minutes while entering the park.

Trinity Transportation’s Cedar Point Line Run will return on June 17th. You can purchase a park ticket and transportation for only $79!! For more information, click here!

 

Announcing Trinity Transportation Acquired by National Express

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

 

We would like to thank all of the employees of Trinity Transportation for their hard work and dedication over the years, as well as our community for choosing Trinity Transportation as their transportation service. With the help of our employees and community, Trinity Transportation has served Southeastern Michigan for over 30 years. More than a million people have ridden on a Trinity bus and thousands have used Trinity to solve many different transportation challenges both personal and professional.

We are excited to announce that Trinity Transportation has been acquired by National Express. As of January 1st, 2017, Trinity Transportation has officially joined the National Express family. National Express brings a commitment to excellence, safety, customers, people and the community.

National Express has a great track record making excellent collaboration between communities, schools and businesses. Located in 38 states and 4 Providences, National Express services more than 500 school districts, operating 21,500 school buses in the US., as well as transports more than 16,000,000 passengers annually. Both Trinity and National Express share a passion for providing transportation solutions all while holding safety as the highest priority.

What does this mean for you? To start: exciting new integrations, an increased feature set, and a continued focus on making transportation better and more useful than ever. Our mission at Trinity will continue to provide the excellence in safety, customer service and hassle-free transportation.

We will continue to operate as a standalone service, so you don’t have to change a thing about the way you are currently using Trinity.
For more information, please visit www.nationalexpress.com. Stay tuned over the coming months for more exciting news.

Don’t Stress Over Planning Your Next Event!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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Star Trax 15th Annual Event Show

Looking to plan an event? Star Trax is putting on its Annual Event Show on Sunday, October 9th. Whether it’s a wedding or birthday party, the event will have over 70 vendors on site to help plan your special day. Focusing on local businesses in Southeast Michigan, the Event Show will give you access to tour the exhibits and help you figure out your best options for products and services.

On site: event planners, decorators, caterers, photographers, floral design, invitation specialists, rentals, and much more! Trinity Transportation will be available to handle any questions you have for booking transportation!

Register to attend! The event is free and open to the public
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-15th-annual-event-show-powered-by-star-trax-tickets-24928325292

Where: JCC of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 West Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48332
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Crafts With Heroes event at Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

For the past fives years, the Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department had put on “Shop with a Cop”. On December 15, they held a little different event called, “Crafts With Heroes”.

“Shop with a Cop” normally consists of the Police Officers in Grosse Pointe Farms and a couple of surrounding cities taking 25-50 special needs children Christmas shopping at a local Target. The day usually includes a lunch with the children and officers as well.

The students that participated this year were from Ferry Elementary in Grosse Pointe Farms. This year, rather than shopping, the children were invited to Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park to do arts and crafts with the police officers, then got to meet Santa where they were each given gifts.

Trinity Transportation donated the school bus transportation for this event. Not only did the children get to ride from their school to the venue where the event took place, but they received a police escort on the way. Two Trinity Transportation drivers that normally service these children on a daily basis were able to show up and celebrate the holiday with them. Take a look at the event below!

 

Trinity Transportation Partners up with Gleaners This Holiday Season

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

More than 720,000 people in southeast Michigan live in poverty. One in six people in Michigan will need emergency food this year.

Throughout the month of November, Trinity Transportation collected non-perishable food items at over 9 terminals. Donation boxes were set up for the whole month where there was a company goal of collecting over 1,500 cans.

Thanks to all the employees who donated more than 2,000 cans. With more than 2,102 pounds of food, Trinity Transportation’s donations will provide approximately 1,744 meals to those in need.

 

Be Alert to Drowsy Driving

Friday, November 4th, 2016

TURNING THE CLOCKS BACK one hour from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time happens this year at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6th. The time change can cause disruptions with our bodies’ internal clock and make it difficult to get enough sleep. That disruption in sleep can lead to drowsy driving.

The risks, dano-car-accident-facebookgers, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that at least 100,000 police-reported crashes annually are the direct result of driver fatigue. That means an average of 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary damages each year because of fatigue-related accidents.

With the upcoming end of Daylight Saving Time and the occasion of the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, to be held November 6-13, now is a good time to review the factors that influence the likelihood of driver fatigue and the performance implications of drowsy driving for professional drivers.

The Risk of Fatigue

While nobody is immune to the effects of fatigue, commercial drivers are at a significantly higher risk for fall-asleep crashes because they are generally required to drive long distances for long periods of time, often at night, and they frequently work irregular schedules.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has attempted to address the problem through Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, but compliance with the HOS limits in no way means that a driver will be well rested. There are a number of factors that influence the likelihood that a driver will become fatigued, including:

The number of hours a driver has been awake before driving. The ability Be Alert to Drowsy Driving to function properly begins to drop at the 13th hour of being awake, and continues to decline as the hours progress.

The quantity and quality of the driver’s last sleep period.

The time of day. Our bodies and brains operate on an internal body clock (circadian rhythm) that regulates the approximately 24-hour cycle of biological processes and influences how alert or drowsy we are at certain times of the day.

The level of physical activity or mental or cognitive work. Extended periods of driving alone, for example, can make it difficult to maintain alertness and vigilance.

The presence of untreated sleep disorders. Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, narcolepsy, upper airway obstruction, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movements can seriously disrupt sleep.

Alcohol consumption or the use of sedative drugs.

Most adults feel rested and perform best with seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. Failure to get sufficient sleep can lead to a build-up of sleep debt. Until this debt is repaid by sleeping, drivers will have a greater risk of having a fatigue-related accident.

Performance Implications

Fatigue is a general term commonly used to describe the experience of being “sleepy,” “tired,” “drowsy,” or “exhausted.” Key warning signs of fatigue include, but are not limited to:

• Increased desire to sleep;

• Frequent yawning;

• Head nodding and/or head shaking to stay awake;

• Sore or heavy eyes or impaired vision, such as slowed speed of eye movement (staring), increased difficulty to visually focus or keep eyes open;

• Slowed reaction times;

• Loss of concentration and attention (i.e., daydreaming);

• Impaired judgment and problems with processing information;

• Rapid loss of short-term memory capability;

• Loss of motivation;

• Increased moodiness, irritability or aggressive behavior;

• Microsleeps (brief episodes of “nodding off,” marked by a blank stare, head snapping, prolonged closing of the eyes, and/or an attention loss of 5-20 seconds).

When behind the wheel, fatigue can greatly impair a person’s ability to drive and maneuver safely, and may be demonstrated by:

• Failure to respond to road sign instructions, road changes and the actions of other vehicles;

• Random variations in speed;

• Erratic shifting;

• Inappropriate braking for conditions;

• Lane deviations and/or hitting rumble strips on the road;

• Tendency to follow other vehicles too closely;

• Failure to remember the last several miles of driving.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get Breast Cancer at some point. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

On October 12, Trinity Transportation’s East Detroit terminal hosted a cancer fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Bobbie, who is one of Trinity’s school bus drivers and a 28 year breast cancer survivor, helped organize this event.img_0029

“It’s very important because there’s someone that you know in your family that has cancer or has had cancer,” Ms. Bobbie said about donating to this cause.

Her fundraiser raised $150 while her team, Crusaders for Life Team, raised over $2,600.

 

To donate to Ms. Bobbie’s team or to get involved, click here.

Tour De Ile Bicycle Ride

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The 2nd Annual Tour De Ile Bicycle Ride put on by the Rotary Club of Grosse Ile is this Sunday, September 25, 2016. Trinity Transportation is proud to be a continuing sponsor for the Tour de Ile bicycle ride. Riders can choose from 19-mile, 33-mile, or 52-mile course. All routes have a recommended start and stop time that begin and end at the Airport Hangar in Grosse Ile.

Rider registration will be located inside the Naval Air Station Hangar along with breakfast, lunch, after party, clothing purchases, sponsor displays, prizes, and pre-registered rider packet pickup. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the course opens at 8 a.m.

Keep in mind the Tour de Ile is not a race but a bicycle tour. Time is not being recorded. There will be 14 stops along the tour.

All courses will close at 1 p.m. and lunch will be served at the Grosse Ile Airport Hangar from 11 a.m. until 2:00 pm.  Your bid number will be your lunch ticket.

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19-Mile Route Maximum Start & Stop Times
10:00am – 1:00pm
33-Mile Route Maximum Start & Stop Times
9:00am – 1:00pm
52-Mile Route Maximum Start & Stop Times
8:00am – 1:00pm

There is still time to sign up!
Friday: $40 l Saturday: $50 l Sunday: $60
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-de-ile-2016-tickets-22808348384?aff=ebrowse

Where: Grosse Ile Municipal Airport 9601 Grosse Ile, MI 48138
When: Sunday September 25, 2016
Registration: 7 a.m.

Operation Backpack

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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Two local Detroit radio stations have started this school year off by collecting school supplies for Southeast Michigan kids in need. Trinity Transportation was a proud sponsor of this cause.

93.1 Nash FM teamed up with Volunteers of America last weekend to collect school supplies at four locations. At each location, donations were placed inside a school bus.

96.3 WDVD, Fox 2 Detroit, and Kroger are partnering up with Volunteers of America for the tenth year in their “Operation Backpack” Campaign.  Four locations will be available for school supplies to be dropped off this weekend, August 25-28.

For information about what to donate, visit https://www.voami.org/backpack

Help less fortunate children go back to school with confidence and pride by bringing new school supplies to any of these four Kroger stores!

When: August 25 – August 28
Drop-off Times:  6 a.m. – Midnight

Locations
Livonia – 33523 Eight Mile Road (West of Merriman Road)
Shelby Twp. – 2058 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township (East of Dequindre Road)
Troy – 1237 Coolidge Highway (North of East Maple Road)
Waterford – 5111 Highland Road (West of Crescent Lake Road)

 

 

Trinity Transportation is hiring 100 new employees at 3 job fairs for 2016 school year

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

By: Alicia Smith
Aug 9, 2016

DETROIT (WXYZ) – A massive hiring campaign is underway over the next month, and bus drivers are the ones in high demand. Trinity Transportation is looking for 100 new employees over the next 30 days.

APPLY ONLINE HERE

The jobs are needed at the company’s 9 locations: Clarenceville, Dearborn Heights, Detroit East, Detroit West, Ecorse, Roseville, Saginaw, Toledo, Wyandotte.

The company has the most openings for bus drivers, but Trinity is also looking for school bus attendants, diesel mechanics, shuttle bus drivers, motor coach bus drivers, maintenance, office staff, managers, human resources personnel and more.

JOB FAIRS:

  • Tuesday, August 9th – Detroit East Terminal, 10205 Mack, Detroit
  • Wednesday, August 10th – Detroit West Terminal, 8145 Greenfield, Detroit
  • Thursday, August 11th – Human Resources Department, 26500 Van Born, Dearborn Heights

JOB FAIR HOURS: 9am – 6pm

Wages are competitive. Pay is weekly. Paid training is also provided.

Benefits include health insurance and employee events.

Trinity Transportation Partners With DMC to Provide Shuttle Service

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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