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Holiday Happenings + Premier Transportation

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

The holidays are here and there are plenty of celebrations going on in Metro Detroit. From Broadway shows to games to a night on the town, there is something for everyone! No matter what type of trip you are making, we are prepared to provide your holiday transportation.

If you’re heading downtown to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Aladdin, Paw Patrol Live, Detroit sports teams, or any of the other awesome concerts and shows taking place, our party bus and mini coach are the perfect transportation option for you. Complete with ambient lighting, surround sound system with aux port and CD player, on-board restroom, and more, our party bus seats up to 28 and is great for those who want to add a little extra fun to their trip! Our mini coach seats up to 35 and is equipped with luxury leather seating, DVD/CD player with monitors, power outlets, on-board restroom, and Wi-Fi, making it the preferred selection for those wanting that executive feel. Did we mention the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are coming back to Detroit for the first time in 25 years? Make it a big event and invite all of your friends to ride in our party bus or mini coach for some figure skating fun!

Going to see a Broadway show, game, or concert and have a larger group? Our school bus is a great choice. With room for up to 48 passengers, our school bus is spacious and provides safe, accessible transportation. You can even use it for a night on the town, local events, or weddings!

For long-distance trips (Frankenmuth, anyone?), our motor coach is an excellent fit. As our largest vehicle, it seats up to 56 passengers and is equipped with CD/DVD players, digital monitors, power outlets, Wi-Fi, overhead and underneath storage, and a restroom on board.

Whether you’re staying local or going long-distance, our fleet can fulfill all of your transportation needs. So, let’s go on an adventure and celebrate the holidays!

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!

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.

Trinity Hosts First Annual Safety Banquet

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

On March 10th, Trinity employees came together for a banquet focusing on safety initiatives and procedures at Burton Manor in Livonia. In attendance with Trinity’s employees were Kevin Kilner, Vice President of Safety at National Express, and Chris Pelligrino, assistant to the CEO of transit at National Express. Kevin Kilner discussed various National Express topics, which included operational updates, safety performance key performance indicators, visions and values in terms of safety, Target Zero campaign, distracted driving, Zero Tolerance Policy, and child checks. Stacey Bruwer, Director of Marketing at Trinity Transportation, discussed the #EyesOnTheRoad campaign to instill the importance of eliminating distracted driving. Prior to the banquet, each terminal received a vinyl banner displaying the campaign’s pledge, which they subsequently signed and were given a sticker that said “I took the pledge”.

Chief Financial Officer Phil Adkins, Marketing Director Stacey Bruwer, and President Jerry Sheppard hold the #EyesOnTheRoad campaign banner at our corporate office in Wyandotte.

Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer Dave Holls covered all things Trinity, including integration processes, the drive towards excellence, a group activity to think outside the box, and Trintiy’s new vision and “Simple Truth”. To add some fun to the day, employees won over 40 prizes, including the grand prize of a 55” flat screen TV!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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!

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

Football Season Is Here!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Fall is the season of pumpkins, costumes, changing leaves, apple orchards and cider mills, haunted houses…and football! The football season has started, teams taking to the field to show their skills and fans ready to cheer them on in the stands. Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes, providing a fun place for people to come together and root for their favorite teams. From college to middle school to the NFL, football gives us one more thing to look forward to in the fall!

Trinity Transportation is proud to sponsor and provide our buses for the athletic departments of Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University! We are excited to watch how the season progresses for our teams – we have our EMU and WSU gear ready!

Catch us at Eastern Michigan University’s homecoming football game on October 21st and their game against Bowling Green University on November 21st (Senior Day). We’ll be handing out goodies, providing information about our services, and cheering on the Eagles! If you’re attending either of these games, be sure stop by our booth!

Eastern Michigan University Football Schedule:

  • 10/14 – 12:00pm – vs Army West Point – Away
  • 10/21 – 2:00pm – vs Western Michigan University – Home (Homecoming)
  • 10/26 – 7:00pm – vs Northern Illinois – Away
  • 11/02 – 7:00 pm – vs Ball State – Home
  • 11/08 – 7:00/7:30pm – vs Central Michigan University – Away
  • 11/15 – 7:00/8:00pm – vs Miami University – Away
  • 11/21 – 7:00pm – vs Bowling Green State University – Home (Senior Day)
  • 12/02 – TBA – MAC Championship – Detroit, MI

Wayne State University Football Schedule:

  • 10/14 – 6:00pm – vs Northwood University – Home (Homecoming)
  • 10/21 – 1:00pm – vs Michigan Technological University – Away
  • 10/28 – 12:00pm – vs Ashland University – Home
  • 11/04 – 12:00pm – vs Northern Michigan University – Home
  • 11/11 – 12:00pm – vs Davenport University – Away

 

Trinity Transportation Hurricane Disaster Relief Drive

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey by Richard Carson, Reuters

 

Damage from Hurricane Irma by pedro Portal, Miami Herald

Several parts of the United States have been torn apart recently by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Hurricane Harvey caused devastation to the residents of Texas and Louisiana, wrecking everything in its path. Rainfalls reached over 51”, a record for rain caused by a single storm in the lower 48. Hurricane Irma affected Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, causing immense flooding, countless trees to be uprooted, and millions of people to be without power.  Hurricane Maria made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, completely dismantling the U.S. territory and drowning it with several feet of rain. Homes have been destroyed, people and animals have been injured or had their lives taken away, roads and vehicles have been damaged, and complete cities have been flooded, their residents having to evacuate and take shelter elsewhere. So many people have lost absolutely everything.

Damage from Hurricane Maria by Ricardo Arduengo, Getty Images

 

Hurricane Harvey flooding by Marcus Yam, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have displaced millions of people and caused insurmountable damage to the areas in their destructive paths. It’s hard to imagine the utter heartbreak and anguish those affected by the hurricanes are feeling in the aftermath of the storms. Now is the time for those who are able to rise up and assist the residents of the affected areas. Trinity Transportation sent down five motor coach buses in the first few days of Hurricane Harvey to assist with transporting citizens, and decided to run a disaster relief drive for Harvey, Irma, and Maria victims from September 5th – 22nd. Trinity employees and the residents of Metro Detroit filled 9 large tubs with supplies for those affected by these hurricanes. We are proud of the turnout and blessed to be able to help with the relief efforts.

Trinity Transportation bus in Houston

 

Damage from Hurricane Maria by Ricardo Arduengo, Getty Images

Trinity van dropping off donations from our hurricane relief drive

For more photos from our disaster relief drive, please visit our Facebook Page.

Visit Michigan’s Top Destinations This Fall

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The fall season is a gorgeous time in Michigan. From the changing leaves and crisp, cool weather to the cider mills and apple orchards, there’s nothing quite like fall in Michigan. It’s the perfect time to plan a vacation to scope out the beautiful views this state has to offer – and Trinity can take your group there! We’ve compiled a list of some great cities to visit (and a few things to do in each) to get you started.

Upper Peninsula:

  • Sault Ste. Marie – Sault Ste. Marie has plenty of things to do from exploring ships to visiting the breathtaking Tahquamenon Falls to touring museums and historic sites. On top of the usual sites, Sault Ste. Marie also has a Fall Colors Tour, where you can discover the bright colors of fall in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. 
  • Munising – This gorgeous city has several must-see locations: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising Falls, Wagner Falls, Miners Falls, and Miners Castle Rock – all worth making the time to visit!
  • Mackinac Island – At Mackinac Island, you’ll never be without something to do! Visit Arch Rock, Mackinac Island State Park, the Haunted Theatre, Fort Mackinac, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and the Mackinac Bridge Museum. You also have the option to go biking, golfing, shopping, and enjoy some classic Mackinac Island fudge!
  • Marquette – Named one of the Top 25 Best Places to Travel by Gear Patrol Adventure List, Marquette is a picturesque city known for Presque Isle Point Park, Marquette Harbor lighthouse and Maritime Museum, and the Marquette black rocks.
  • Ontonagon – Experience the untouched forests of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park; one of the best scenic places in Michigan, Lake of the Clouds; and the beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails at Bond Falls.

Northern Lower Peninsula:

  • Traverse City – View the stunning scenery of Sleeping Bear Dunes (bike or hike your way there to see even more), take a wine or beer tour, or go for a walk through the woods at Pyramid Point. Traverse City has beautiful beaches, plenty of shops downtown, and energetic nightlife.
  • Cheboygan – If you’re looking to be close to the water, Cheboygan is the place for you. Consisting of three rivers and three lakes, you’ll be able to participate in water activities on 40 miles of open water. If water isn’t your thing, take to the many trails and recreation areas, and the Cheboygan State Park, for some drier outdoor activities with a scenic view.
  • Petoskey – Known for its exquisiteness, Michigan’s state stone, and its wonderfully fresh air, Petoskey has beaches, biking, breweries, wineries, and fun events and attractions.
  • Harbor Springs – This delightful town offers lots of events and activities for all ages, including outdoor activities, festivals, art exhibitions, and theatre performances. Take a drive down M-119 in the Tunnel of Trees, a magnificent sight in the fall.
  • Midland – Midland is home to Dow Gardens, a 110-acre botanical paradise, and several places that allow you to let your creativity fly. You can also catch a Great Lakes Loons end-of-season minor league baseball game or go hiking at the Chippewa Nature Center.
  • Bay City – Get ready for tall ships, unique antique shops, lake activities, and historic scenery in Bay City. This city has everything you need for a perfect fall vacation, including a walk along the riverwalk, tours of historic buildings, and different film and music festivals.

Southern Lower Peninsula:

  • Ann Arbor – With an abundance of events going on (including the Downtown Ann Arbor Oktoberfest), Ann Arbor is the place to be if you’re looking for a city with gorgeous fall colors and plenty to do. A visit to the University of Michigan campus is a must– their historic buildings, museums, art, and forestry are things you don’t want to miss.
  • Frankenmuth – “Michigan’s Little Bavaria”, home of world-famous dinners, traditional festivals, and numerous one-of-a-kind shops. You’ll feel the magic of Christmas all year round in Frankenmuth.
  • Holland – Holland is home to the “Dutch Experience” and unique activities such as their historic walking tours and the Holland Bowl Mill. Take time for outdoor activities to see the beauty of fall in Michigan, and visit the Holland State Park and Big Red Lighthouse.
  • Muskegon – Travel to Muskegon for scenic trails, waterfront restaurants, and arts and entertainment. If you’d like to experience more than the usual sights, check out the different events Muskegon has in the fall: Halloween Harvest Weekend, Oktoberfest, City of the Dead, and Pumpkin Fest!
  • Grand Rapids – This bustling city has a perfect mix of beer (check out their many breweries), food, music, and art to satisfy any traveler’s needs. The farmer’s markets, apple orchards, and cider mills will be waiting for you this fall.

  • Kalamazoo – Make time for the Fort Custer State Park, biking different trails, and various types of tours to get the full experience of Kalamazoo. This city has plenty to offer from outdoor activities to fall-themed festivals and events to breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

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  • Port Huron – Port Huron is a small city with big city features, offering coffee houses, waterfront restaurants, shops, golf, and beaches. Take a walk on the boardwalk or go swimming and view the magnificent Blue Water Bridge.
  • Caseville – Caseville is known for its beaches, amusement center, one-of-a-kind shops and festivities, and abundant outdoor activities. Take the time to witness the beauty of a Huron sunset from Sand Point.
  • Lexington – Visit this charming village for a relaxing vacation filled with bountiful history of the lumber era, shops, eateries, and free concerts in the park.
  • Port Austin – Take a walk down the Port Austin pier, enjoy the shops and restaurants downtown, and kayak in Lake Huron to Turnip Rock, then stop by Pak’s Backyard Café and Beer Garden to finish off your night.

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!

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!

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