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We’re Answering Your School Bus Questions!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Q: What size are your school buses?
A: Michigan school bus sizes: Our largest school bus holds 48 passengers, two to a seat, and 72 passengers, three to a seat. 5th grade and under are the only ones that can sit three to a seat. Keep in mind, 72 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults. Our regular size school bus holds 44 passengers, two to a seat, and 66 passengers, three to a seat. Again, 66 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults.

Ohio school bus sizes: Our largest school bus holds 52 passengers, two to a seat, and 78 passengers, three to a seat. 5th grade and under are the only ones that can sit three to a seat. Keep in mind, 78 passengers is three to a seat with only kids on board and no adults.

Q: Do school buses have storage areas?
A: No, our school buses do not have storage compartments. This is an amenity that our full-size motor coaches have if that is something you are looking for.

Q: Do school buses have A/C?
A: No, our school buses do not have A/C, but are equipped with heat.

Q: Do school buses have CD players or aux ports?
A: No, only AM/FM radio. Our full-size motor coaches have a CD player and our party bus has an aux port, if you are interested in those amenities.

Q: Can anyone rent your school buses?
A: Yes, as long as you are over the age of 18.

Q: Can school buses be used for wedding shuttles?
A: Yes, they are a great economical alternative to our mini buses and motor coaches.

Q: Do school buses go out of state?
A: Our school buses can go out of state since we have the proper licensing, but we would recommend that if you are planning a long distance trip to rent our full-size motor coaches. School buses are usually utilized for local service.

Q: Do school buses have an intercom?
A: No, that amenity does not come on our school buses.

Q: Can you rent a school bus for a night event or for a weekend event?
A: Yes, they are available 365 days of the year.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessible school buses?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you have harness buses?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you have seat belt school buses?
A: Yes.

 

How to Request a Quote

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

So, you have an event coming up and you know you need a vehicle, but you’re not sure where to start? We can help! In this article we’ll guide you through the process of selecting the vehicle that’s right for you and requesting a quote.

  1. Consider the specs of your trip. How long will your trip be? How far is your destination? Will you need room or storage for luggage/equipment? What is the vehicle being used for (i.e. athletic event transportation, a night out, etc.)?
  2. Determine the size and needs of your group. How many people are traveling with you? If the trip is longer, will your group benefit from an on-board restroom? Do you need a handicap accessible vehicle?
  3. Take a look at our fleet. Based on the items above, choose the vehicle that is right for you. You can also read our article about our different vehicles and their uses here to help you pick the one that best suits your needs.
  4. Request a quote online. There is a handy “Request a Quote” button at the top right corner of every page on our website – click it to request a quote for the vehicle of your choice!
  5. Request a quote via telephone. If you’d rather request a quote over the phone, you can call our reservations specialists at 877-284-4200 and they will happily assist you.
  6. Have questions? If you have any questions on our fleet, you can call the number listed in step 5 or click the handy “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the page of the vehicle you are looking at.

There is also a “Contact” link at the top of every page on our website!

Your Motor Coach Fleet Questions Answered

Monday, February 5th, 2018

We have received many questions about our fleet over the years, so we’ve answered the ones heard most frequently and separated them by division for your convenience. Keep an eye out for two more installments: school bus and sedan!

Q: On overnight trips, is the driver’s room included in the price of the quote?
A: No, the driver’s room is not included in the price provided by our reservations specialists. Driver accommodations need to be made by the chartering party. If the chartering party does not make lodging accommodations for the driver, they will be billed for the rooms at a minimum of $150 a night or the cost of the room.

Q: Can I bring a cooler onto the bus?
A: Yes, you may bring a cooler on any of our vehicles. Glass bottles are prohibited, and please clean up after yourself or you may be subject to cleaning fees and/or damages.

Q: Do I pay for parking and tolls?
A: The cost of bridge tolls, highway tolls, entrance or other fees (e.g. parking, park entrance, etc.) are not included in the cost of the charter. It is the responsibility of the chartering party to pay for these expenses.

Q: Do coach buses go out of state?
A: Yes, our coach buses can go out of state and into Canada. We’ve sent our coaches to almost everywhere in the continental United States, even as far as Alaska.

Q: Is there a discount for renting more than one bus?
A: The quotes we provide for service will take all variables into account to provide you with the lowest possible rate for your charter. Discounts are based on all variables and all details provided.

Q: Does your party bus have a sound system? What about a refrigerator?
A: Yes, our party bus has a high quality sound system with an aux port and CD player. It is also equipped with five mini bars and enough cup holders for your entire party.

Get to Know Our Fleet Divisions

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

At Trinity Transportation, we offer several different types of vehicles based on your transportation needs. Our vehicles are split into three divisions: school bus, sedan, and motor coach. Considering school buses? They are great for school routes, field trips, athletics, weddings, and special events.

Our trolley is super fun and is popular with weddings, special events, and fundraisers! For marching band trips, group vacations, athletics, conventions, weddings, fundraisers, and student/field trips, hop on our motor coach bus.

Are you attending an athletic or corporate event, or need airport or student transportation? Our shuttle is the vehicle for you! Many people use our party bus for weddings, a night out, or special events. Last, but not least, our sedan division is perfect for corporate and airport needs, special events and student transportation!

To help you pick the right vehicle when booking, we’re going to give you a breakdown of each division, including a few highlights of each vehicle. One plus across the board: all of our vehicles have GPS tracking!

School Bus Division

Our school bus division includes school buses (regular and mini) and our trolley. We have over 350 school bus routes and transport over 10,000 students daily!

Motor Coach Division

Our motor coach division includes our motor coach buses, mini coaches, executive mini coaches, and our party bus.

Sedan Division

Our sedan division is comprised of our full-sized van and transit shuttles along with our Prius sedans and minivans.  Our sedan division specializes in student and senior citizen transportation, serving our community for over 36 years!

We have vehicles in all departments, ready for your every transportation need. For more information on our vehicles, visit trinitytransportation.com/ourfleet or call us at 734-284-9229!

New Year, New Goals

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

2018 is here! We’re excited and ready to set and achieve new goals. Whether your goals are personal, work-related, or otherwise, now is the time to set and start working towards them. The most important thing to remember is to choose realistic goals – don’t bite off more than you can chew or you won’t be able to stick to it!

When visiting the terminals for Christmas, we asked employees what their resolutions were for 2018. One popular resolution from our employees was saving money, and another was to grow as a person and stay happy. One of our employees also would like to be better informed, more involved, and dedicated – a great resolution for this year! Feel free to take some inspiration from the goals they’ve set for themselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wish you good luck in accomplishing your goals this year and hope you have a happy and successful 2018!

Winter Driving Tips

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The snow and winter weather has hit Michigan and Ohio over the past week and drivers are starting to get back into the groove of driving on slick winter roads. Driving on slick, snowy roads can be scary, slippery, and dangerous – and accidents tend to occur. By preparing your vehicle in advance, paying attention to the weather, and following our winter driving tips, you can make the roads safer for yourself and those around you.

General Winter Driving Tips:

  • Prepare your vehicle. Having a winter survival kit will help you to be prepared if you become stranded. Make sure you also have a snow shovel, sand or salt, and an ice scraper. Before the winter weather hits full swing, get your tires checked to determine if they need air or to be replaced with winter tires.
  • Keep your gas tank half full at all times. This habit will allow you to run your engine and keep warm if you get stranded or stuck. It will also prevent your gas line from freezing. Windshield wipers should be checked and in good condition, and your windshield fluid reservoir full so you can easily wipe away snow and slush.
  • Never warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area. Keeping your car running in an area such as a garage with the door closed will cause toxic fumes to become trapped and could be deadly.
  • Avoid distracted driving. Always be alert, especially with icy or snowy conditions. If you are fatigued, avoid driving. Never use a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
  • Clear all snow and ice from your vehicle. Before driving anywhere, make sure your car is cleared of snow and ice, including your roof, trunk, lights, mirrors, windows, and reflectors.

 

Snowy Weather Driving Tips:

  • Do not use cruise control when driving on slippery roads.
  • Reduce your speed and drive cautiously and accelerate and decelerate slowly. Accelerating, turning, and stopping all take longer on icy and snow-covered roads.
  • Increase your distance from the car in front of you as conditions worsen. You should stay eight to ten seconds behind the car in front of you.
  • Keep an eye on weather reports and delay trips when severe weather is predicted. If you have to leave, inform others of your route, destination, and anticipated arrival time.
  • If you become trapped by snow, stay in your vehicle. Your vehicle makes it easier for rescuers to find you. Tie brightly colored material to your antenna or in a rolled up window as a signal. If you are stuck overnight, you can keep the dome light on since it uses minimal electricity and can help rescuers locate you.
  • Keep your exhaust pipe free of snow, slush, mud, and ice. Deadly carbon monoxide gas can leak into your car if the engine is running and your exhaust is blocked. You can also crack a window to prevent leakage.
  • Only run your car for short periods of time, just long enough to stay warm. 10 minutes every hour is a good starting point.
  • Don’t stop going once starting up a hill and do not power up. Get some acceleration on a flat road before going up a hill. Let that carry you to the top. Once you are approaching the top of the hill, reduce your speed and continue down the hill as slowly as possible.

If the weather conditions are severe, stay home and do not attempt to drive – even if you feel you are experienced at driving in winter weather. While there may be places you need to go, most things can be rescheduled. If possible, take a snow day – have a movie marathon and watch the snow from indoors! Happy winter!

December Holiday Celebrations

Friday, December 1st, 2017

‘Tis the season for snow, lights, and holiday celebrations! Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah there is something for you to check out in Metro Detroit or Toledo this holiday season! Check out the list below of some of the events happening in your neck of the woods. And when planning your holiday trips (even to the events below), don’t forget to take a look at our services!

Northern Michigan Winter, Tom Haxby

Metro Detroit

  • Wayne County Lightfest
    • Dates: November 16, 2017 – December 31, 2017
    • Times: Monday through Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm / Saturday and Sunday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Merriman Hollow Park – Westland, MI
    • This magical light display is a wonder to drive through and “the Midwest’s largest and longest light show”. There are over 47 holiday-themed scenes, perfect for driving through with the holiday tunes blasting!
  • Skating the Rink at Campus Martius Park
  • Holiday Celebration & Christkindlmarkt
    • Date: December 1-3, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Frankenmuth Farmers Market – Frankenmuth, MI
    • Frankenmuth is known for its love for Christmas, and you can experience it by attending the German Christmas Street Market also known as Christkindlmarkt! Frankenmuth has so much to offer during the holiday season from a Nativity with live animals to festive decorations and live music. While there, don’t forget to visit Bronner’s Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store!
    • Website: http://frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org/images/2017Christkindlmarkt.jpg
  • Santa’s Magic Forest
    • Dates: December 1-23, 2017 – Friday through Sunday
    • Times: Fridays 5:00pm – 8:00pm / Saturdays 1:00pm – 8:00pm / Sundays 1:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Location: Heritage Park Activity Building – Taylor, MI
    • Santa’s Magic Forest is a giant holiday display with a wide variety of magical winter village scenes, some featuring moving animatronic figures. A lot of the displays were originally created for Hudson’s Department Stores and later acquired by the city of Taylor. All proceeds benefit the Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry.
    • Website: https://www.exploretaylor.com/1213/Santas-Magic-Forest

Christmas, Jill111, Pixabay

  • Holly Dickens Festival
    • Date: December 2-3 & 9-10, 2017
    • Time: Varies
    • Location: Holly Michigan’s Historic District
    • This is the 44th year of the Holly Dickens Festival, the oldest and longest running Dickens themed event in the USA. The festival is full of entertainment, food, vendors, and even has a presentation of A Christmas Carol!
    • Website: http://hollydickensfestival.org/index.html
  • Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
    • Date: December 1-30, 2017 – Friday through Saturday
    • Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford Museum – Dearborn, MI
    • Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village is a wonderful experience of Christmases past, named “one of the Top 10 Christmas experiences” in the country by Reader’s Digest and USA Today. Take a walk down the lantern-lit paths, go ice skating, and say hi to Santa and his reindeer, all while soaking in the magic of Christmas. You can also go on a historical home tour, take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon or in a Model T, enjoy songs from carolers and live music performances, and watch the fireworks finale with a singalong!
    • Website: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/holiday-nights-in-greenfield-village/
  • Rochester Kris Kringle Market and Hometown Christmas Parade
    • Date: December 1-3, 2017
    • Time: Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm / Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm / Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Location: W. Fourth Street – Downtown Rochester, MI
    • The Rochester Kris Kringle Market is a festive market inspired by the Christmas markets that have been held in Europe for centuries. The shops will offer unique, hand-crafted items and delicious specialty food. There will also be fun activities and entertainment such as a visit with Santa, crafts, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and carolers! The festivities finish off with the Hometown Christmas Parade on December 3rd.
    • Website: https://www.downtownrochestermi.com/kris-kringle-market/
  • Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
    • Date: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, 26-31 (2017)
    • Time: Weeknights and Sundays 5:30pm – 9:00pm / Fridays and Saturdays 5:30pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak, MI
    • Experience the wonder of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you walk through spectacular light displays, animal sculptures, and illuminated trees and buildings. Included are holiday entertainment and activities along with the chance to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 4-D theatre.
    • Website: https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-lights/
  • Fantasyland
    • Date: December 1-24, 2017 – Wednesday through Sunday
    • Times: Wednesday through Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm / Saturday and Sunday 2:0pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: 3240 Ferris Ave – Lincoln Park, MI
    • Fantasyland is a wondrous place filled with the magic of Christmas. Experience the North Pole and see Santa’s elves prepare for Christmas, hear carols being sung by the Fantasyland School children’s choir, and spend some time with Santa at this fun holiday event.
    • Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lpfantasyland/about/
  • Cosmic Christmas – The Light Show
    • Date: December 1-30, 2017
    • Times: Daily 4:00pm / Thursday through Saturday 7:00pm
    • Location: Sloan Longway Museum, Planetarium, and Automotive Gallery – Flint, MI
    • This Christmas light show is set to stunning 4k visuals and filled with 16 songs that will amp up your holiday cheer!
    • Website: http://sloanlongway.org/cosmicchristmas/
  • Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic
    • Dates: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 26-30 (2017)
    • Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – Flint, MI
    • One of Mid Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions, Christmas at Crossroads Village is a holiday experience where you will find costumed villagers, gifts and stocking stuffers, holiday lights, live entertainment, and model trains and craft demonstrations – and, of course, Santa!
    • Website: http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/christmas-holiday-magic/

  • Menorah in the D
    • Date: December 12, 2017
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Location: Campus Martius Park – Detroit, MI
    • Come witness the giant menorah lighting in Campus Martius Park! Enjoy plenty of outdoor activities including marshmallow roasting, dancing dreidels, complementary snack bar and hot cider, fire juggling, dreidel mascots, mitzvah station, and more!
    • Website: http://www.menorahinthed.com
  • Chanukah Wonderland
    • Dates: December 13, 14, 17, 18
    • Times: Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm / Wednesday, Thursday, Monday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Orchard Mall – West Bloomfield Township, MI
    • This event features a 10 foot “coin-orah”, Chanukah mug decorating, donut baking and decorating, dreidel bounce house and mascot, delicious food, and more! Visit on Monday and witness the grand menorah lighting celebration with the Detroit marching band at 5:00pm!
    • Website: http://www.baischabad.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2022950
  • One Candle for Tzedakah – Family Hanukkah Celebration
    • Date: December 14, 2017
    • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: JCC of Greater Ann Arbor
    • The JCC of Greater Ann Arbor is hosting a Star Wars themed Hanukkah party – costumes welcome! Join them for One Candle for Tzedakah, where the community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah by giving to families in need. A meal will be shared along with activities, but the main focus of the event will be preparing gifts for families who would not otherwise have the means to enjoy the holiday season.
    • Website: https://jccannarbor.org/activity/one-candle-for-tzedakah/
  • The Drop – Motor City NYE
    • Date: December 31, 2017
    • Time: 4:00pm – 1:00am
    • Location: Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square Park – Detroit, MI
    • This New Year’s Eve festivity has all you could ask for in a NYE event from local celebrity hosts and ice skating to a ball drop and fire jugglers and acrobats. Included is a kids’ zone from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, featuring balloon animals, karaoke, face painting, bounce houses, a jungle gym, and more!
    • Website: http://motorcitynye.com

Toledo

  • Lights Before Christmas
    • Dates: November 18, 2017 – December 31, 2017
    • Times: Sunday through Thursday 3:00pm – 8:00pm / Friday and Saturday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Toledo Zoo
    • Witness the enchanting lights of the Toledo Zoo with over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images! New this year is the Scenes of Wonder, which is a 3D holiday story complete with music and projected onto the side of the Carnivore Café. In addition to the magnificent light display, there are also rides, the Santa Dives show, caroling, and a beer garden for the parents!
    • Website: http://www.toledozoo.org/lights
  • Hanukkah Palooza
  • Christmas at the Peristyle
    • Date: December 2, 2017
    • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Location: Toledo Museum of Art
    • Back by popular demand, Christmas at the Peristyle will again present the songs and stories of the season in an event that your family will remember for years to come. This event will feature sing-a-longs, the talented Toledo Opera Chorus, Toledo Symphony School of Music, and a special visit from Santa. Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00 pm.
    • Website: http://www.toledosymphony.com/events/2017/12/02/the-andersons-family-series/christmas-at-the-peristyle/
  • River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime
    • Date: December 16, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Franklin Park
    • Get your family together and head to Barnes & Noble to hear this fun story about a little girl, River Rose, who is determined to stay up all night to personally deliver a note to Santa, but ends up falling asleep and wakes to find she’s on a magical adventure!
    • Website: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061899337-0
  • Noon Year’s Eve
    • Date: December 31, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Toledo Zoo
    • The Toledo Zoo provides all of the fun of the late-night New Year’s Eve celebrations during the day so little ones can enjoy them as well! This year, the Zoo is focused on making 2018 a greener year and will celebrate the stroke of noon with the rising of their recycling ball, a waterfall of biodegradable confetti, apple juice toast, and, of course, a singalong of Auld Lang Syne. There will also be an ice carving demonstration, crafts, the Ice Slide and Bumper Cars on Ice, and more!
    • Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/noon-years-eve

New Year’s Day, Geralt, Pixabay

Get to Know Our Employees: Favorite Music & Activities for a Perfect Fall Day

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Fall has surrounded us with changing and falling leaves, cool weather, and fun fall activities. To celebrate the season, we interviewed a few of our employees to find out what their favorite music and activities are for a perfect fall day!

 

Yasmeen Bhatti

Stacey Bruwer

Yasmeen Bhatti, marketing specialist, is an avid fan of Drake and loves to listen to his music. Her favorite fall activities are drinking tea, shopping, and wearing sweaters! Stacey Bruwer, marketing manager, has been listening to Halsey and Dua Lipa a lot lately. Her perfect fall day would include visiting an apple orchard, doing some wine tasting, and going for a long walk.

 

 

 

Wendy Liss

Renae Pickel

Wendy Liss, payroll clerk, enjoys adult alternative and frequently listens to “Hipster Radio” on Pandora. Her favorite fall activities include having bonfires, going for walks, enjoying the cool weather, and going to apple orchards. Renae Pickel, manager of sedan division, is a classic rock fan in the fall. Her favorite fall activities include going to pumpkin patches and petting zoos, having weekend Netflix binges with a comforter and hot cocoa, and making frequent trips up north in the woods!

 

 

Scott Wallace

Brittany Martin

Scott Wallace, region charter manager for Great Lakes, is a fan of Halloween music this time of year and loves to carve pumpkins and watch scary movies! Brittany Martin, reservations specialist, loves Christmas and can’t wait until winter to listen to the holiday’s music! She likes to get into the fall spirit and drink apple cider while watching Halloween movies, carve pumpkins, and go to apple orchards.

 

 

 

We hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather and had fun getting to know some of our employees! Take advantage of this season by making a playlist of your favorite songs and doing your favorite fall activities!

Be Safe (and Spooky) This Halloween with Our Tips!

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Halloween is almost here! Enjoy a night filled with fun, awesome costumes, and treats while following these important Halloween safety tips!

Trick-or-Treaters:

  • Do not trick-or-treat alone. Go with an adult or a group to ensure a safe experience.
  • Look both ways twice before crossing the street – and keep looking as you cross.
  • If your kids are trick-or-treating on their own, educate them on how to walk safely and to be aware.
  • Inspect all treats for tampering and choking hazards before eating them – avoid homemade treats.
  • Make sure to walk from house to house – don’t run.
  • Using a flashlight or reflective tape will help drivers see you – and the flashlight will help you see others.
  • Only visit homes that are well-lit.
  • Stay on sidewalks. If there isn’t a sidewalk, walk as far away from traffic as possible, facing traffic.
  • Make sure costumes are the right size and fit correctly to avoid trips and falls.

Drivers:

  • Drive slowly and cautiously.
  • Be extra alert in residential areas.
  • Avoid distracted driving by eliminating any distractions inside your car.
  • Turn your headlights on earlier than normal so you can spot children from a further distance.
  • The most popular times for trick-or-treating are 5pm to 10pm, so be particularly attentive during these hours.

Now that you have a guide for a safe Halloween, go get your spook on!

Back to School Safety

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The school year has started, which means children and school buses are on the road every morning and afternoon…so it’s time to talk about back to school safety! School buses are one of the safest transportation vehicles, but there are hazards to be aware of when kids are getting on and off of the bus, and while walking to the bus stop.

If you are driving:

  • Do not double park – it blocks the field of vision for children and other vehicles
  • Don’t pick up or drop off children across the street from their school
  • Carpool if you can to decrease the number of automobiles at the school
  • Don’t block the crosswalk! This could put pedestrians in the path of moving vehicles
  • Never go around a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians
  • Use extra caution when driving in school zones, in residential areas, and by playgrounds/parks – children may be nearby
  • Take an extra look when backing out – children could be walking or bicycling by
  • Be aware of school bus signals. Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is coming to a stop to drop off or pick up children. All vehicles must slow down and come to a stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign mean the bus is stopped and the children are getting onto the bus or off of it. Drivers must also stop and remain at least ten feet away, not starting up again until the bus’s red flashing lights are off, the stop sign has been returned, and the bus starts moving
  • If there is a bicyclist driving on the side of the road, pass slowly and remain at least three feet away from the bicyclist
  • If a bicyclist is approaching while you are turning right, brake and let them go through first – and always use your turn signal
  • Keep an eye out for bicyclists riding/turning in front of you without looking or signaling

If you are a pedestrian:

  • Be early – aim to be at your bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus
  • Stand a safe distance away from the street (six or more feet) while waiting and when the bus arrives
  • Do not move towards the bus until the bus driver opens the door and signals to proceed onto the bus
  • Be visible at all times! If you must cross the street in front of the bus, walk up the street 10 feet or so before crossing, and make sure the bus driver sees you. Never walk behind the bus.
  • If you drop something by the bus, inform your bus driver. Do not try to pick it up as you may not be in your driver’s line of sight

Safety is extremely important. If we all take the necessary precautions, it will be a safe school year for everyone! Happy back to school!

HalloWeekends: Pumpkins, Ghosts, & Thrills!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

October is approaching, which means it’s time for HalloWeekends! The “fun by day; fright by night” festivities begin Saturday, September 16th. All of your favorite Cedar Point rides will be open in addition to Halloween-themed performances, events, mazes, and haunted houses. And the best part? Trinity Transportation can take you every Saturday for just $79!

If you’re looking for the less terrifying aspect of HalloWeekends, enjoy The Great Pumpkin Fest during daylight and have fun on your favorite rides. In addition to the regular Cedar Point attractions, there will be coffin races, fortune tellers, Linus’ Mummy Pit, Camp Spooky, the HalloWeekends Pumpkin Spectacular, Peppermint Patty’s Hay Bale Maze, and much more! Visit Hexed Spellbound, a house where the witches of Hexed have tempered their spells for a fun daytime haunt, and Magical House on Boo Hill, an attraction with cool surprises and an awesome treat for kids at the end! For a musical spin, check out Eternal Jamnation at the Red Garter Saloon, full of high-energy renditions of your favorite classic rock tunes. In Celebration Plaza, watch the Skeleton Crew in a cirque-style performance.

Those prepared for a fright are best to stay into the evening and nighttime. With haunted houses, mazes, and more, you’re in for a thrill! Blood on the Bayou, CornStalkers, Cut Throat Coave, Harvest Fear, Maniacal Mechanical Screamworks, and Tombstone Terror-tory are all walk-throughs that will give you a scare. Deprivation is bound to terrify you – drenched in darkness, you must find your way out of the maze. Slaughter House, Zombie High School, G.A.Boeckling’s Eerie Estate, and Hexed are all haunted houses sure to frighten!

Whether you attend for the fun or the fright, there are plenty of Halloween-themed places to eat. Night of the Living Fed, a buffet filled with some friends who have risen from the dead, and Boeckling’s Banquet, an upscale dining experience with eerie service, are sure to satisfy your stomach and your Halloween cravings.

HalloWeekends is a treat everyone needs to experience. For a fun Saturday filled with Halloween thrills, book your trip with Trinity Transportation today!

"Shop with a Cop" Annual Event, Trinity Transportation Donates School Bus

Friday, December 11th, 2015

“Shop with a Cop”

December 9th was the Annual “Shop with a Cop” event put on by Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department. This is the 5th year this event has been held and Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Officer Veronica Cashion was excited to see it return.

“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!

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