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Fun Spring Activities in Michigan!

Friday, April 13th, 2018

We’re making our way into April, and although the weather hasn’t been the warmest, there are still plenty of fun activities to do this spring in the Metro Detroit area! We’ve compiled a list of some of the outdoorsy activities and interesting events happening near you, directly from the Pure Michigan website.

April 14, 2018

  • Down on the Farm in Downtown Detroit: Upland Hills Farms at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • The OAC archery range will be transformed into a barn and you will be able to get up close and friendly to cows, pigs, chickens, and more!
  • Second Saturdays for Families: Insect-Repellent Bracelets at Michigan History Museum – Lansing, MI – Website
    • Do you enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors during the spring and summer? Then you know that insects that bite can get in the way of a good time! Get ready for them by using simple knot-tying skills to create an insect-repellent bracelet from cord and essential oils.

April 15th, 2018

  • Help Our Pollinators at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Come learn about the different pollinators that help sustain the lush and beautiful plant life in Michigan as well as how to better assist pollinators by becoming a smart gardener!
  • Mutts Gone Nuts at Heinz C. Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center – Taylor, MI – Website
    • Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes incredible high flying frisbee dogs, tight wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only . . . Sammie the Talking Dog! Tickets are available for purchase at the website above.

April 21st, 2018

  • Experience Earth Day at Chippewa Nature Center – Midland, MI – Website
    • Come celebrate the 48th Earth Day by participating in stewardship activities that benefit our planet! Plant a tree or shrub, learn about invasive exotic plants, plant wildflower seeds to take home, drop off your recyclable items, and more!
  • Ypsilanti Comic Con at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church – Ypsilanti, MI – Website
    • Ypsilanti Comic Con will be back this spring! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore over 25 tables of comic books, action figures, toys, original art and more!

April 22nd, 2018

  • Earth Day Composting 101 at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Learn all about composting and how to reduce the amount of waste headed to the landfill while adding nutrients to your yard and garden! OAC will provide you with the information you need, and will even send you home with a small amount of starter to get your compost going – just bring an empty pop bottle or water bottle to the program!
  • Earth Day Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Event at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Volunteer with the Outdoor Adventure Center as they lead an Adopt-a-Beach cleanup event along the Detroit River in Milliken State Park. Volunteers will not only prevent trash from entering the Great Lakes, but will participate in a citizen science data collection effort to categorize the type of litter collected. The data will be shared with beach managers and scientists so solutions to pollution problems can be developed.

April 25th, 2018

  • Wild Over Wednesday: Wild for Wetlands at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Spring has sprung, and wetlands around our beautiful state are teeming with wildlife getting ready for the nesting season. There will be games and activities focused on the importance of wetlands for wildlife and for people, and information will be provided about local wetlands that you can visit this spring and summer.

April 28th, 2018

  • Pitch Hit & Run at Montibeller Park – Ypsilanti, MI – Website
    • Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships, and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week.
  • Arbor Day Celebration at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Celebrate the 146th National Arbor Day with the Outdoor Adventure Center! Engage with others as you learn how to choose and plant trees that are native and helpful to our Michigan ecosystems. Take a hike with the OAC at 1 p.m. to identify trees in Milliken State Park. The first 50 participants will receive a seedling to take home and plant!
  • Photo Workshop at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Have you ever wanted to discover the world of wildlife photography but just didn’t know where to begin? Join the OAC as they dive into a day of discovery with professional wildlife photographer Norm Rutkowske to learn the philosophy behind wildlife photography. Event guests will get the chance to enjoy wildlife photography first-hand and partake in a photoshoot of the Outdoor Adventure Center black rat snake in Milliken State Park.

April 29th, 2018

  • Michigan Birds of Prey at Outdoor Adventure Center – Detroit, MI – Website
    • Join Michigan Avian Experience to meet some of Michigan’s live birds of prey, which may include a hawk, eagle, owl and/or falcon, to reveal their remarkable survival adaptations and behaviors. Visitors will have the opportunity to feel feathers and explore skulls and other bird parts like feet and bones.

May 5th, 2018

  • Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Stewardship Workday – White Lake, MI – Website
    • Join volunteer stewards Bill B. and Kathy W. in pulling non-native, invasive garlic mustard from high quality woodlands. Come see first-hand how this plant starts to get a foothold if we don’t take action to stop it! Volunteers are asked to register ahead of time at the website link above.
  • How to Write Calligraphy at River Raisin National Battlefield Park – Monroe, MI – Website
    • Learn how to write calligraphy at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park! RSVPs are requested; please call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

May 6th, 2018

  • Passport 2 Pittsfield at Pittsfield Charter Township Hall – Ann Arbor, MI – Website
    • Everyone is invited to park at one of six Township facilities and hop onto an AAATA bus to visit the other buildings and participate in family friendly activities. The event is a day for fun, discovery, and creation!

May 10th, 2018

  • Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival at Frankenmuth River Place – Frankenmuth, MI – Website
    • It’s time for the Funtown Chowdown, Frankenmuth’s 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! The fun begins in May and will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 5pm-9pm each date – that’s five chances to treat yourself and your family to excellent food, beer, and family fun!

May 12th, 2018

  • Mother & Daughter Tea at River Raisin National Battlefield Park – Monroe, MI – Website
    • Sit back and sip on fresh brewed tea and eat sweet goodies as you honor Mother’s Day! Seats are limited; please call the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.
  • The Spirit of Detroit 60th Anniversary Celebration at Spirit Plaza – Detroit, MI – Website
    • This is an event to support Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the artistic legacy of Marshall Fredericks. Through his collection and archives, temporary exhibitions, publications, and education programs, the Museum contributes to scholarly discourse and serves diverse audiences. Please visit the website for more details and to purchase tickets.

May 20, 2018

  • Stephen 70th Annual Spring Polish Festival at St. Stephen Parish Grounds – New Boston, MI – Website
    • Join parishioners as they celebrate their Polish heritage! Band, dancing, dinners, bingo, craft show, carnival rides, kids’ game tent, white elephant tent, men’s softball tournament, and 50/50 & basket raffles all weekend long!
  • Eastern Market Flower Day at Eastern Market – Detroit, MI – Website
    • This event is an all-day affair showcasing every variety of perennial, annual, and seasonal bud ever grown and is the market’s busiest weekend of the year. People from all over the state and region flock to Eastern Market for this annual ushering in of spring, when 15 acres of space is covered with every possible variety of flowers, trees, and shrubs!

May 29th, 2018

  • Lansing Lugnuts: Game of Thrones Night at Cooley Law School Stadium – Lansing, MI – Website
    • Baseball is coming to Cooley Law School Stadium on May 19th, 2018! Join fellow fans in celebrating Game of Thrones Night. Sit on the throne; enjoy wine tastings, food specials, and more! The first 1,000 fans get a custom Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones bobblehead! Please visit the website for more details and to purchase tickets.

For more events taking place in Michigan this spring, visit the event calendar on the Pure Michigan website here!

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 Going on a Field Trip!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Field trips are a fun way to educate children in a non-classroom setting, a break from the everyday norm, but we understand that planning an outing for 20+ students may be a tad stressful, so we want to make the process a little less stressful. We’re going to walk you through what happens once you book your field trip and what you can expect the day of and after!

What to Expect After Booking

After you request a quote and book your trip, one of our reservations specialists will contact you to confirm all details and information are correct and make any needed changes. They will also ask if you have any special requests you would like the driver to know, such as a special pick-up or drop-off location or someone other than you as the main contact for the day of the field trip. Our reservations specialists will contact you again 24 hours before your field trip to ensure everything is good to go and to make any last-minute accommodations necessary.

Day-Of Process

This process is pretty simple! The driver will pick you up in the booked vehicle at the discussed pick-up time and location. You will then be transported to your destination for your field trip. After the field trip is over, you will be taken back to your pick-up location, unless otherwise specified. If for some reason your field trip goes over the scheduled time, you will be charged a late fee that is based on your hourly rate.

After Your Field Trip

If everything goes according to schedule, you will be all set after the day of your field trip! Our reservations specialists may reach out to you to see how everything went and for feedback about your trip.

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!

Christmastime at Trinity

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Christmas is an exciting time, with joy and love filling the air. It’s the season where we spend time with loved ones, celebrate the wonderful memories surrounding this wonderful holiday, and give to those in need if we can. To celebrate Christmas, each of our terminals held potlucks over the past two weeks, where Trinity provided the main dishes and employees brought in their favorite holiday foods!

Each morning started off with a safety meeting held by our very own Safety Claus! Safety Claus, Safety Director Carl Ingram, and School Bus Training Manager Derrick Ingram discussed the different tactics of staying safe on the road while driving a school bus (and being an aide!). Topics covered included distracted driving, proper safety procedures, and having heightened awareness while on the road. Our goal is to become the safest transportation company!

After the safety meeting, it was time to eat! Employees at each terminal reveled in each other’s company while enjoying some delicious food. The potlucks were full of laughter, joy, and plenty of holiday spirit.

For more pictures from our Christmas potlucks, visit our Facebook page!

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

Photo by Jill111 on 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

Basketball Season with Trinity Transportation

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Photo by Mong Mong from Pexels

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

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!

Photo by Plush Design Studio from Pexels

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!


Photo by Jill Wellington from Pexels

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!

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!

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!

What’s New at Cedar Point? Not just the Gatekeeper

Monday, June 17th, 2013

We won’t deny that the Gatekeeper is our most anticipated change to Cedar Point this year, who can argue that? Gatekeeper is the tallest, fastest, and longest wing roller coaster in the world. It breaks seven world records. But then, would you expect anything less from Cedar Point?GateKeeper

The Gatekeeper Boasts
  • Longest wing coaster – 4,164 feet
  • Fastest non-launched wing coaster – 67 mph
  • Tallest inversion on any roller coaster – 170 feet
  • Longest drop on a wing coaster – 164 feet
  • Most inversions on a wing coaster – 6
  • Most roller coaster track at one park – 56,702 feet
  • Most rides at one park – 72
On top of the anticipated Gatekeeper, Cedar Point will also be working on other areas to improve the experience of guests.
  • Know the beach you see from the Wicked Twister that you have no idea how to get to? Cedar Point’s new vision for it includes live music, food vendors and more, giving visitors more of an “island vibe” on the sand.
  • Fast Lane Tickets let you bypass regular lines on more than 20 rides. You can ride as many times as you want all day long. When you only have one day to spend in the park, it may be worth the extra dough.
  • Improved customer service. While we can’t really complain about the customer service now, the fairly new CEO’s experience with Disney means he has experience in and values the great customer experience those parks offer. Disney magic AND our favorite roller coasters? What more could you ask for? We can think of one thing…

This summer, Trinity Transportation introduced the Cedar Point Charter

A a full-service, luxury charter bus making trips to Cedar Point from Detroit all summer long. We know the drive can be grueling, especially the “are we there yet?”s and the “I need to use the bathroom”s. Trinity Transportation has you covered.Charter Bus without power linesweb

  • Free WiFi on board means no more complaining about being bored (you can even get some work done!)
  • Power Outlets in every row means no hassle of 12v converters, dead cell phones, etc
  • Restroom on-board means no more long rest stops on the way
  • Large, comfortable reclining seats

Plus, compare the Cedar Point Charter to the competition:

Between the Gatekeeper, fast lane tickets, and the Cedar Point Charter, this summer is sure to be the best trip to Cedar Point ever. We know we can’t wait!

For more information about the Cedar Point Charter, please visit our Cedar Point Charter page or contact Austin at austina@trinitytransportation.com or (888) 995-5898.

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