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Basketball Season with Trinity Transportation

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

November is under way, the weather is cooling off, and the excitement of the upcoming holidays is surrounding us….and basketball season is starting! Basketball is the sport of winter, allowing us to cheer on our favorite teams and watch them excel throughout the season. This year is especially thrilling since the Pistons are now in downtown Detroit with Michigan’s other professional teams!

If you’re heading to a game this season, we can get you there and provide you with time to relax and enjoy the drive! Avoid the hassle of construction and have fun with your friends the entire night by using Trinity. We have the vehicle for you!

This basketball season, Trinity Transportation will be rooting on the Eastern Michigan Eagles, the Oakland Grizzlies, and the Wayne State Warriors! We are proud to sponsor and provide our buses for the athletic departments of Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and Wayne State University. We’re ready to show our pride and watch our teams shine!

Oakland University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Illinois State – 1:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. Michigan State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/16 – vs. Northwestern – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/19 – vs. Niagara – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/22 – vs. Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/29 – vs. Canisius – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/03 – vs. Central Michigan – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/10 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Cornell – 12:00pm – Away
  • 12/21 – vs. Old Dominion – 7:30pm – Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic
  • 12/22 – vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 7:30pm – Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic
  • 12/28 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/30 – vs. Youngstown State – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Wright State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/06 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 01/13 – vs. IUPUI – 3:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Milwaukee – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Green Bay – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Cleveland State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/08 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 5:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Wright State – 4:30pm – Away
  • 02/15 – vs. IUPUI – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. UIC – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/19 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/23 – vs. Green Bay – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/25 – vs. Milwaukee – 3:00pm – Away
  • 03/02 – vs. TBA – Time TBA – Motor City Madness Horizon League Championships

Oakland University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Fort Wayne – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. New Orleans – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/18 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/20 – vs. Syracuse – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/24 – vs. Kansas – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/30 – vs. Texas Southern – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/27 – vs. Oral Roberts – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/02 – vs. Western Michigan – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/06 – vs. Eastern Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Chicago State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Michigan State – 2:30pm – Little Caesars Arena
  • 12/20 – vs. Towson – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/22 – vs. Eastern Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/28 – vs. Milwaukee – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/30 – vs. Green Bay – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/05 – vs. Northern Kentucky – TBA – Home
  • 01/07 – vs. Wright State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/10 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/12 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/15 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 01/20 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 4:00pm – Away
  • 01/26 – vs. Northern Kentucky – 9:00pm – Away
  • 01/28 – vs. Wright State – 2:00pm – Away
  • 02/02 – vs. UIC – 9:00pm – Home
  • 02/04 – vs. IUPUI – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/09 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 9:00pm – Home
  • 02/14 – vs. Youngstown State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/16 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/19 – vs. IUPUI – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/22 – vs. Green Bay – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/24 – vs. Milwaukee – 3:00pm – Home

Eastern Michigan University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Florida A&M – 1:00pm – Home
  • 11/13 – vs. Rochester – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/16 – vs. Cleveland State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/18 – vs. St. Bonaventure – 1:30pm – Away
  • 11/24 – vs. Denver – 1:00pm – Loyola Marymount Tournament
  • 11/25 – vs. Loyola Marymount – 3:30pm – Loyola Marymount Tournament
  • 12/03 – vs. Minnesota – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/08 – vs. UIC – 8:00pm – Away
  • 12/10 – vs. Illinois State – 3:00pm – Away
  • 12/17 – vs. Detroit Mercy – 12:00pm – Away
  • 12/20 – vs. Longwood – 4:00pm – Home
  • 12/30 – vs. Kent State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/03 – vs. Bowling Green – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Toledo – 2:30pm – Home
  • 01/10 – vs. Kent State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/13 – vs. Miami – 2:00pm – Away
  • 01/17 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Illinois – 2:00pm – Away
  • 01/24 – vs. Miami – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Buffalo – 2:00pm – Away
  • 02/03 – vs. Central Michigan – 2:30pm – Home
  • 02/07 – vs. Ball State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/11 – vs. Akron – 2:00pm – Home
  • 02/14 – vs. Ohio – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. Central Michigan – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/21 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Illinois – 2:30pm – Home
  • 02/28 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/03 – vs. Ball State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 03/05 – Mid-American Conference Tournament First Round – Campus Sites
  • 03/07 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Quarter Finals – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/09 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Semifinals – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/10 – Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/16-03/19 – NCAA Tournament First/Second Rounds
  • 03/23-03/26 – NCAA Regionals
  • 03/30-04/01 – NCAA Championships – Columbus, OH

Eastern Michigan University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/10 – vs. Spring Arbor – 10:30am – Home
  • 11/12 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 2:00pm – Home
  • 11/16 – vs. Arkansas State – 7:00pm – Home
  • 11/18 – vs. Howard – 2:00pm – Home
  • 11/24 – vs. Indiana – 4:30pm – Away
  • 11/26 – vs. South Florida – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/29 – vs. North Florida – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/06 – vs. Oakland – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/09 – vs. Central State – 2:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Long Beach State – 4:00pm – Away
  • 12/22 – vs. Oakland – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/27 – vs. Syracuse – 7:00pm – Away
  • 12/29 – vs. Rochester – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/02 – vs. Ball State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Bowling Green – 12:00pm – Home
  • 01/09 – vs. Central Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northern Illinois – 3:30pm – Away
  • 01/16 – vs. Akron – 7:00pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Ohio – 2:00pm – Home
  • 01/23 – vs. Buffalo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 01/27 – vs. Miami – 3:30pm – Away
  • 01/30 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Ball State – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/06 – vs. Kent State – 7:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Bowling Green – 4:00pm – Away
  • 02/13 – vs. Miami – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/17 – vs. Central Michigan – 4:30pm – Away
  • 02/20 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Home
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Illinois – 12:00pm – Home
  • 02/27 – vs. Western Michigan – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/02 – vs. Toledo – 7:00pm – Away
  • 03/05-03/10 – Mid-American Conference Tournament – Cleveland, OH
  • 03/13-03/14 – NCAA Tournament First Four – Dayton, OH
  • 03/15-03/18 – NCAA Tournament First/Second Rounds
  • 03/22-03/25 – NCAA Tournament Regionals
  • 03/31-04/02 – NCAA Championships – San Antonio, TX

Wayne State University Women’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Findlay – 6:00pm – Away
  • 11/12 – vs. Lake Erie College – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/16 – vs. Oakland City – 8:00pm – Away
  • 11/18 – vs. Southern Indiana – 7:00pm – Away
  • 11/21 – vs. Wright State Lake – 5:30pm – Home
  • 11/26 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 3:00pm – Home
  • 11/30 – vs. Grand Valley State – 5:30pm – Home
  • 12/02 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 2:00pm – Away
  • 12/07 – vs. Ashland – 5:30pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Tiffin – 1:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Davenport – 1:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Ferris State – 7:30pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Lake Superior State – 1:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 5:30pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northwood – 4:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Michigan Tech – 5:30 – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Michigan – 1:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Davenport – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Ashland – 5:30pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Tiffin – 3:00pm – Away
  • 02/08 – vs. Grand Valley State – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/15 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 6:00pm – Away
  • 02/17 – vs. Northwood – 1:00pm – Home
  • 02/22 – vs. Michigan Tech – 5:30pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Michigan – 3:00pm – Away
  • 02/28 – GLIAC Tournament Quarter Finals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/03 – GLIAC Tournament Semifinals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/04 – GLIAC Tournament Championship Game – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/09-03/12 – NCAA Regionals – TBA

Wayne State University Men’s Basketball Schedule:

  • 11/11 – vs. Alderson Broaddus – 8:00pm – Home
  • 11/12 – vs. Kentucky Wesleyan – 3:00pm – Home
  • 11/21 – vs. Bellarmine – 7:30pm – Home
  • 11/25 – vs. Lewis – 4:00pm – Away
  • 11/30 – vs. Grand Valley State – 7:30pm – Home
  • 12/02 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 4:00pm – Away
  • 12/07 – vs. Ashland – 7:30pm – Away
  • 12/09 – vs. Tiffin – 3:00pm – Home
  • 12/12 – vs. UM-Dearborn – 7:00pm – Home
  • 12/16 – vs. Davenport – 3:00pm – Away
  • 01/04 – vs. Ferris State – 5:30pm – Away
  • 01/06 – vs. Lake Superior State – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/11 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 7:30pm – Home
  • 01/13 – vs. Northwood – 6:00pm – Away
  • 01/18 – vs. Michigan Tech – 7:30pm – Home
  • 01/20 – vs. Northern Michigan – 3:00pm – Home
  • 01/27 – vs. Davenport – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/01 – vs. Ashland – 7:30pm – Home
  • 02/03 – vs. Tiffin – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/08 – vs. Grand Valley State – 6:00pm – Away
  • 02/10 – vs. Purdue Northwest – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/15 – vs. Saginaw Valley State – 8:00pm – Away
  • 02/17 – vs. Northwood – 3:00pm – Home
  • 02/22 – vs. Michigan Tech – 7:30pm – Away
  • 02/24 – vs. Northern Michigan – 1:00pm – Away
  • 02/28 – GLIAC Tournament Quarter Finals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/03 – GLIAC Tournament Semifinals – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/04 – GLIAC Tournament Championship Game – TBD – Campus Site
  • 03/10-03/13 – NCAA Regionals – TBA

Trinity Transportation Prepares for 2017-2018 School Year

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

It’s back-to-school season, which means it’s time for Trinity Transportation’s annual Back to School meeting! Every year, Trinity hosts a meeting before the school year starts to review safety, protocol, and procedures with our school bus drivers and aides.

“Each year, Trinity brings together all school bus division employees from our 10 locations to have a combined back-to-school meeting in preparation of the new school year,” stated Regional Operations Manager, Dave Holls. “This meeting allows all of our employees to receive combined training, learn about changes to employee benefits and company improvements, and allow us time to acknowledge and celebrate our accomplishments and success.

Regional Operations Manager, Dave Holls, speaking to Trinity employees

“This year we had over 500 employees in attendance for our meeting – the most ever!  As Trinity continues to grow, and is now part of the National Express family of companies, we continue to be able to offer new and exciting benefits and tools for our employees.  Our back to school meeting allows us to review all of these new improvements and prepare our staff for the goals and objectives of the new school year.”

Kicking off the meeting was Trinity Transportation President, Jerry Sheppard, who gave a welcoming speech to the crowd. He addressed how successful Trinity has been, how fast we are growing, and the resources we’ll acquire upon finishing the merge with National Express.

The day continued with two National Express executives and several Trinity Transportation executives and managers speaking on important policies, safety, branding, customer service, employee appreciation, and marketing.

From Chief Operating Officer, Austin Arksey: “Our Back to School meeting this year was a great success with our biggest turnout to date. There was a lot of excitement amongst our school bus drivers and aides for the new school year! Between the merge with National Express and the growing of Trinity Transportation, we’re ready to utilize every resource to make this year one of the best.”

At the end of the day, employees had the chance to play “Spin the Wheel”, where over $600 in Visa gift cards were given away! Three employees had golden tickets under their chairs, which won them each an Apple Watch!

The Back to School meeting was an ultimate success – a day filled with important information that also brought Trinity employees together. To see more pictures, check out our Facebook page!

If you’re interested in working at Trinity Transportation, please apply here!

End the Summer Right With Trinity & Cedar Point!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Summer break is coming to a close and the school year is fast approaching, so get your friends and family members together for one last trip down to Cedar Point with Trinity Transportation! Take the trip in our luxurious motorcoaches, equipped with free wi-fi, large comfortable seats, power outlets, panoramic windows, and restrooms. Cedar Point has many new rides, food options, and shows to see before going back to school!

The ride formerly known as RipCord has been renamed Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling – a sky high (15 stories to be exact) flying adventure that sends you soaring above the Frontier Trail at 65 mph. The Iron Dragon is now virtual! From now until September 4th, guests ages 13+ can wear a virtual reality headset while riding the rollercoaster for an awesome new experience.

Cedar Point has a mobile app that is back for its second season. Park-goers can join a “coaster alliance” and enter a friendly competition in “The Battle for Cedar Point”. Guests can also answer park trivia questions, scan targets to gain points for their alliance, and play unique mini-games while in line. Don’t worry about using up all of your data either – Cedar Point has free wi-fi!

In addition to the terrific new rides and app features, Cedar Point has added new dining options. If you’re hungry or thirsty, the park has you covered. Enjoy delicious shredded meat sandwiches and gourmet macaroni and cheese from Root’s (near the Scrambler), and head over to Melt Bar & Grilled (near Planet Snoopy) for interesting takes on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. Make sure to check out their sandwich exclusive to Cedar Point and their full-service bar. Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack is on the Frontier Trail, ready to fill your barbeque cravings with pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, ribs, and more. If you’re in search for pizza, make your way to Wagon Wheel Pizza in Frontier Town. Be prepared for mouth-watering hand-made pizza with traditional toppings of cheese, sausage, or pepperoni. And don’t forget your side of flavorsome breadsticks! If you tend to drink a lot of liquids throughout your time at the park, Cedar Point has a season pass drink plan that gives you the option of selecting a disposable cup or refillable drink bottle at the beverage stations for unlimited fountain drinks all summer long.

The new shows at Cedar Point are definitely worth watching! “Peanuts Perfect Day” is a fun celebration from beginning to end with music, dance, and all of your favorite Peanuts characters. Find it in Celebration Plaza – and don’t forget to stick around after the show to meet the Peanuts! “Lights, Camera, Action” is a musical journey that takes you through the greatest numbers from your favorite movies, from “Singing in the Rain” to “Hairspray”. The show “Luminosity” is back for its second year. Experience aerial artists, pyrotechnics, energetic dancers, live music, and more with this awesome celebration!

Book your tickets now to end your summer right with Trinity Transportation and Cedar Point!

Trinity Transportation Donates 9 Laptops to Graduating Seniors

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Sales Director Austin Arksey speaking about education

Trinity Transportation’s Sales Director, Austin Arksey, speaking about the importance of education.

Last night, 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 9 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.

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. Little did the seniors know, they were not just receiving praise for their academic excellence.

Before Principal Mokdad called their names, Austin Arksey, the Director of Sales for Trinity Transportation stepped up to the mic. Austin gave the graduating seniors advice on how to succeed in college and why it’s important to focus “not on what you do, but how you go about doing it.

“Students are the future of our society,” said Arksey. “It’s important for parents, teachers, and mentors to help pave the way for young people to become successful leaders of tomorrow.”

He then announced that Trinity Transportation would be donating 9 laptops to the graduating seniors, who were attending universities such as Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan-Dearborn. Austin told them that he cannot wait to see each of them grow and continue to exude excellence in whatever they do in life.

Trinity Transportation has worked closely with River Rouge Schools 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.

River Rouge Seniors with Austin Arksey

Austin Arksey presenting laptops to River Rouge seniors.

 

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