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It’s HalloWeekends Time!

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

September is under way, which means HalloWeekends is here! We are heading to Cedar Point this month and next on our Cedar Point Line Run for their Halloween celebration. Every Saturday, you can join us for a day filled with fun and frights at the Midwest’s top amusement park! You will be able to enjoy all of your favorite rides in addition to Halloween-themed events, performances, mazes, and haunted houses.

Worried about the fright factor? HalloWeekends doesn’t have to be scary! During the day, Cedar Point has The Great Pumpkin Fest, which features family-appropriate fall activities. Included are arts and crafts, trick-or-treating with Peanuts characters, The Great Pumpkin Parade, themed games, and indoor mazes (without monsters, of course). New for 2019 is the maze Hexed Spellbound: In the Dark, where attendees can use a blacklight to explore the witches’ lair to see what secrets lie around each corner.

Looking to be properly spooked? Haunt at HalloWeekends takes place every evening with haunted mazes, outdoor scare zones, spooky live shows, and sinister haunted attractions. One of the new attractions this year is Cornstalkers 2.0: Revenge of the Pumpkin Heads, which is a horrifying corn maze complete with deranged pumpkin heads, farmers, animals, and living corn stalks ready to scare you into never coming back again! Prepare to be terrified as you face your fears!

Whether you attend for the fun or the fright, our Cedar Point Line Run is the perfect option for taking you to HalloWeekends. Relax in our luxury motor coach buses with either music or movies to entertain and enjoy your hassle-free trip to the park! Reserve your spot on our Cedar Point Line Run today for a Saturday filled with Halloween thrills!

Please note: Guests are not permitted to wear masks, makeup or costumes while inside the park, with the exception of children who are participating in the Kids’ Costume Contest.

New Year, New Motor Coaches

Friday, March 8th, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we have welcomed four brand new 2019 MCI motor coaches into our fleet! The advanced J4500 has various enhancements to reliability and functionality, including a steerable tag axle, which ads extra maneuverability and extraordinary, wide-ride suspension. Complete with many new and updated features, these motor coaches are equipped to make your next trip the best yet!

Some of the new features include:

  • LED indirect ceiling and stepwell panel lighting, LED spotlights in ceiling with blue night light function
  • Best-in-class interior passenger space with comfortable seating
  • Larger driver side rear transom window with over 500% more viewing area
  • Stationary Vehicle Braking system that uses camera recognition software to detect vehicles in close range to the front of the bus and applies braking as a precaution
  • Traffic Sign Recognition identifies common road signs, such as speed limit signs, and issues a warning on the instrument panel
  • Larger, reconfigured lavatory with vandal resistant features
  • New seats with improved passenger space, separate headrest, and integral 3-point seatbelts
  • Improved Wi-Fi system options
  • Six new TV monitors with optimal display settings
  • Enhanced suspension for a smoother ride

The new motor coaches are already on the road, ready to take you on your next adventure! To request a quote or view more information about our motor coach buses, please visit our motor coach page.

Trinity Transportation Supports Local Blessings in a Backpack

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Blessings in a Backpack is a community-based program that is designed to help meet the weekend nutritional needs of children and families. Each week, meals are provided to “at-risk” students, which are students participating in the government subsidized free or reduced fee hot lunch program. The goal of the Blessings in a Backpack program is to keep these students from going hungry on the weekends and remove the barriers to academic success.

Since its inception in 2012, Trinity Transportation has been providing the busing for Blessings in a Backpack Wyandotte. Every week, 3,000 meals are put together by the students at JoBrighton Skills Center and The Lincoln Center. The food items are delivered by Meijer to JoBrighton and Lincoln. Upon delivery, the students unload the truck, shelve the items, and take inventory. After the items are sorted, the students put together six meals each for 500 students, which equals out to 3 meals per day for the weekend. Once the meals are put together and sorted into bins by school, our buses deliver the bins full of meals to their respective schools.

Every Friday, one of our buses picks up students from JoBrighton and The Lincoln Center and brings them to each school in the Wyandotte School District to deliver the meals. Once the students arrive at the school, they distribute the meals by locker number, hanging the meal bags in the locker of the appropriate student. Once all meals are delivered, the students return to the bus with the meal bins.

We’re proud to be a part of this positive program and assist in nourishing the students in our Wyandotte community. To learn more about Blessings in a Backpack and how you can contribute to the program, please visit http://www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/.

How to Use a Promo Code

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Throughout the year, we offer various promo codes, but since we do not have direct booking online, figuring out how to apply promo codes can be a tad confusing. In this article, we will walk you through the process and explain how you can use your promo codes!

The first step is to choose the vehicle that best fits your needs. If your promo code is not for a specific vehicle and you need help figuring out which vehicle you should select, check out our handy article here. Once you have your vehicle picked out, head to our Request a Quote page.

On this page, select the vehicle you would like to receive a quote for and you will be taken to a new page with a form to fill out. On the first page of the form, you will be asked for travel details.

Once the information is filled out, click the “next” button. You will then be taken to the portion of the form where your contact information is requested. Also on this page is a place for you to enter your promo code!

After you’ve input all of your information (and your promo code!), click the “send” button and you will be all set! The form will be sent to our reservations department who will contact you regarding your trip. They will discuss the information from your form and our vehicle availability. For more on what to expect after you’ve requested a quote, take a look at this article.

Happy traveling!

Putting Safety in Every Stride

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

September’s safety meetings took place the week of September 24th and provided important information for our drivers and aides. The meetings were led by Chief Operating Officer Dave Holls and began with local updates from each terminal’s general manager.

After the local terminal updates, Dave delved into the topic of slips and falls. Slip, trip, and fall hazards can occur in virtually every type of workplace. Injuries that can occur due to these hazards are sprains, strains, bruises and contusions, fractures, abrasions, and cuts. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and falls make up the majority of all work-related injuries. There are 95,000,000 lost work days per year due to these incidents and they account for 15% of accidental deaths and 25% of all reported injury claims. Slips, trips, and falls, can be avoided by taking extra caution, being aware of your surroundings, and fixing anything you see that is a hazard. It is also important to walk defensively and wear proper shoes.

The next topic discussed was danger zones of the school bus. The entire perimeter around the school bus is a danger zone, with the most dangerous zones being the left and right sides of the rear and the area in front of the nose of the bus. This is why it’s imperative that our drivers teach students the proper way to behave in and around the bus. The best way to exit the bus is to walk out 15 feet from the door to a sidewalk, then turn in the direction you need to go. If something falls/drops in front or around the bus, students are to tell the bus driver before picking it up. Our bus drivers are taught to be extra aware and to always check their mirrors and surroundings, and to do head counts every time students enter and exit the bus.

The meeting ended with safety key performance indicators, performance feedback, and employee handbook updates. With the start of the school year under way, we are ready to make this our best year yet!

Your Convention Transportation

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Conventions are a fun and terrific way to learn more about your industry and meet other professionals in your field. They provide the information you need to build on your experience and grow in your profession. As a distinguished transportation company, we’re prepared to make your convention transportation the best it can be!

If you have yet to book transportation for your convention, we take you through the process step-by-step in this article. Once you’ve gone through each step and secured your transportation, your vehicle will be booked and you will be set for the day of your convention! Our reservations specialists usually reach out about a week before the date of your convention to ensure the details and information on file are correct, and to make any needed changes. On the day of your convention, the driver(s) will arrive at the specified pick-up location at the time discussed (usually 5-15 minutes early) with the vehicle(s) you selected. Upon meeting your driver(s), we recommend that you exchange phone numbers so communication can occur throughout your time together. Depending on the length of your convention and the services requested, your vehicle(s) will typically stay at the venue the entire time.

After the services are complete, you are all set! Your reservations specialist may reach out to you a day or two after your convention to ask for feedback on our services. As always, we appreciate having valuable customers like you and can’t wait to assist you with your transportation needs!

Trinity Transportation Donates Buses to Wayne State University’s Baseball Camp

Monday, July 9th, 2018

 

At the end of June, Wayne State University put on their annual week-long baseball camp in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and Trinity Transportation! Kids ages 7-18 came from all around the Metro Detroit area to advance their baseball skills and learn from the best at this camp. The participating kids visited Comerica Park where they were able to go onto the field for batting practice, received a special tour, and spent time with the players and coaches. The camp ended with the participating kids receiving a tour of WSU’s campus and spending time with WSU’s baseball players and coaches who taught the campers new drills and exercises and showed them what it’s like to be a collegiate athlete. We are proud to support our future baseball players by providing the transportation for this annual camp!

WSU head coach Ryan Kelley said, “It was an exciting and action-packed week of baseball at our annual summer camp. We hope all participants enjoyed spending their time with us in a combined MLB and NCAA environment in our great baseball city of Detroit! I would like to thank the Detroit Tigers Foundation for outstanding leadership, support, and a commitment to helping provide a great experience for all participants. I would also like to thank all of our camp staff, which included current and former NCAA baseball student-athletes, high school coaches, select youth coaches, and former professional baseball players. Plus, Trinity Transportation was instrumental in helping with our ground transportation during camp. On behalf of our camp staff, I would like to wish all participants a great deal of success on and off the field for the remainder of this summer and look forward to seeing you again at future events.”

The week filled with baseball was a success and we are so happy to have been a part of it!

 

How to Book Your Wedding Transportation

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Are you planning a wedding and need to secure transportation for your bridal party and wedding guests? Look no further! We have the perfect options for your special day, from our mini coach bus and motor coach bus to our school bus and party bus. Whether you’re looking for a hotel shuttle, bridal party transportation or venue transportation, we can fulfill your needs to make your day spectacular! In this post, we’re going to guide you through the process of booking your wedding transportation so you have one less thing to worry about!

  1. Determine what type of transportation you need for your wedding. Do you only need transportation for the bridal party or will you be transporting guests? If you’re transporting guests, will it be from ceremony to reception or a shuttle from reception to hotel? Once you decide what type(s) of transportation you’ll need, then you can think about the size and needs of the group.
  2. Visit our wedding services page. After completing the first step, take a look at our wedding services page for more information about what we provide for weddings and to view vehicle recommendations. You can also take a look at our fleet page for our full range of vehicles.
  3. Request a quote. Once you have the type of transportation in mind and know your group size and needs, it’s time to request a quote! To do so online, you can follow the (very easy) steps in our handy blog post. If you prefer to request a quote over the phone, you can reach one of our skilled reservations specialists at 877-284-4200.
  4. Converse with a reservations specialist. After requesting a quote online, one of our reservations specialists will contact you to discuss your wedding transportation in more detail. They will assist you in determining which vehicle is best for your special day and will discuss availability and pricing.
  5. Finalize your wedding transportation. Once you have found the perfect vehicle for your wedding day and chat with our reservations specialist, you can finalize the booking of your transportation! We will secure the requested transportation for the date and time(s) needed, and you will receive an email confirmation.

We want you to feel relaxed and worry-free when it comes to transportation on your wedding day. Our goal is to allow you to fully enjoy your special day with the ones you love!

Trips on a Trinity Motor Coach

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

So you’ve planned a group trip that will last two or more days, and you’re wondering how the process works and what to expect…well, we will lay it all out for you! We’re here to provide you with all of the necessary information for what to expect during the process of your motor coach trip so your mind can be at ease when planning.

What to Expect After Booking

After requesting a quote and booking your trip, the motor coach reservations specialist you’ve been in contact with will provide you with a contract/confirmation that contains a trip number, day of departure, and date of return, which is required to be signed and returned. You will also be asked to provide a detailed itinerary and on-site contact, which will ensure there is constant contact between the group and the driver. Once the final itinerary is reviewed, it is sent to our motor coach dispatch department, then a driver is assigned to the trip and given the itinerary. After the driver is assigned to your trip, you will receive the driver’s name, cell phone number, and the number(s) of the bus(es) that will be used for your trip. You will also receive our 24-hour dispatch number in case it is needed. The day before your trip, your motor coach reservations specialist will call you to verbally confirm every detail of your trip is correct.

Day-Of Process

When the day of your trip arrives, the driver(s) will pick you up in your motor coach(es) at the discussed pick-up time and location. You will then be transported to your destination(s). Please note that destinations with travel time longer than 8 hours will require more than one driver for each motor coach. This second driver (or more, depending on travel time) will meet your current driver at a specified location to switch. Since your trip is 2+ days long, you will be required to provide accommodations for your driver at each destination. While at your destination (or each destination if you have more than one), your driver can take you to wherever you need to go – as long as it is included in your itinerary!

After Your Trip

After your trip is over and you return home, you are all set! Our motor coach reservations specialist will reach out to you to see how everything went and for any feedback about your trip.

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.

 

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 mini coach 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 is made up of our mini and regular-sized school buses. 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!

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!

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