How to Choose the Best Vehicle For You

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How to Choose the Best Vehicle For You

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

As a premier transportation company, we have a complete fleet ready to help you with your service needs. Whether your group is large or small and your trip local or cross-country, we have the perfect vehicle for you!

If you’re just starting out and haven’t a clue what vehicles are in our fleet, hop on over to our fleet page, where you will get an introduction to what we offer and virtual tours of our vehicles. Once you’ve done that, you can get to know our fleet divisions a little better here.

Long distance trips are usually done in our motor coaches, which offer a luxury ride complete with comfortable seats, a restroom, power outlets, a DVD player, Wi-Fi, and more. They also have overhead and underneath storage for items such as luggage, band instruments, and athletic equipment. Our motor coaches seat up to 56 passengers, have panoramic windows, and some are handicap accessible.

If you’re not traveling far or overnight, our school bus may be a viable option for you. Local field trips and athletic trips are usually done in our school buses, which seat up to 48 passengers. They are equipped with heat for chillier days and several are handicap accessible.

Looking for a vehicle to take you out on the town? Our party bus is perfect for that and fits up to 28 passengers. Complete with surround sound entertainment and aux port, an on-board restroom, five mini bars, and a flat screen TV, our party bus is bound to keep the fun going all night long!

If you need a ride to an appointment or the store, our sedans are the vehicle for you. Our sedans travel locally and seat from 4 to 10 passengers. We have Prius cars, minivans, and full-size vans that can take you where you need to go! Our sedan fleet also consists of handicap accessible vehicles to better suit your needs.

Flying and need transportation to the airport? We’ve got you covered! Our shuttles can transport small or large groups to and from the airport. From vans and transits to mini coaches and motor coaches, our fleet is equipped to service your group. All of them have storage space for luggage and comfortable seating to ensure your ride is as pleasant as possible.

Still have questions? Check out our motor coach fleet FAQ and our school bus fleet FAQ. If you’re ready to make your reservation, request a quote here! We can’t wait to take you to your next destination!

It’s Time to Fly!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The holidays are approaching, and that means vacations are coming! We know getting ready for vacations can be hectic and stressful, but we’re ready to take some of the stress away by being your go-to airport transportation. With our array of vehicles, we can accommodate your every need, from small to large groups, along with handicap accessible vehicles.

If you have yet to book your transportation, we walk you through that process in this article. Once you’ve gone through those steps, your vehicle will be booked and you’ll be all set for your trip! If you’ve booked transportation to the airport, on the day of your trip, your driver will arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. This is to allow enough time for you to get your things together and meet your driver outside of your pick-up location. The driver will then take you to the departures section at the airport and help you unload your luggage with a sendoff for a great expedition!

If you’re booking transportation from the airport, we ask that you do it at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at the airport, your driver will meet you in the arrivals section by the baggage claim. Your driver will help you carry your luggage to their vehicle, which will be parked in the parking structure. Once you are all situated in the vehicle, you will be off to your destination!

Booking your airport transportation with Trinity is the one ingredient that will provide relaxing travel time for you and your guests. We can’t wait to help make your trip the best it can be!

What Is the Cedar Point Line Run?

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

It’s almost summertime and the Cedar Point season is upon us! The park is open and our motor coach is waiting for you! We offer trips to Cedar Point on our Cedar Point Line Run every year during the park’s open season…but what exactly is the Cedar Point Line Run? We’re here to explain it to you and how to book your tickets for round trip transportation and park admission. Easy peasy!

What is the Line Run?

Our Cedar Point Line Run offers round trip transportation to Cedar Point in one of our luxury motor coaches and park admission for around the same price as gate ticket prices! We have two options available for purchase: round trip transportation with park admission for $79 or round trip transportation only for $39. Our motor coach will pick you up at one of our pick-up locations, take you to the park where you’ll arrive by 10am and get to stay all day, then depart the park at 9:30pm. The Line Run gives you three opportunities a week to make a trip: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday! Trips on our Cedar Point Line Run for this year start on June 16th. A full day of fun – and you don’t even have to worry about driving!

How to Reserve Your Spot on the Cedar Point Line Run

  1. Visit the Cedar Point Line Run page on our website. This website lays out all of the information on our Cedar Point Line Run, including pick-up locations, motor coach specs, and guidelines.
  2. Determine the type of ticket you want. You can choose to purchase round trip transportation with park admission for $79 or round trip transportation only for $39. All guests in your group do not need to purchase the same tickets!
  3. Choose your date and pick-up location. With trips running three days a week and four Metro Detroit pick-up locations, you’re bound to find a trip that works for you! Take a peek at your calendar and choose a date that fits your schedule, then select a pick-up location that works best for you.
  4. Call us to reserve your spot. We’re here to take your Cedar Point Line Run reservations Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call us at 888-995-8565 and we will happily assist you! Please have your credit/debit card ready for payment. When calling, we will ask for the following information: the name on your credit/debit card, billing address, phone number, email address, names of everyone attending, what type of tickets you will be purchasing for each guest, date of trip, pick-up location, and your credit/debit card information. Please have these items ready to go when you call!
  5. Mark your calendar. After you call to reserve your spot, you are all set! You will receive an email confirming the details of your order shortly after the call is complete. Once we have your information, we will put you and your guests on the manifest. On the day of your trip, our motor coach will pick you up at the pick-up location you selected. Please bring your driver’s license or other form of identification so you can check in with the driver. Upon boarding the bus, the driver will check your name off on the manifest and hand you your park tickets (if you purchased the $79 option). After that, it’s off to the park you go!

We hope you’re as excited as we are for the fun summer ahead at Cedar Point! Don’t forget to also book your trip for the spooktacular HalloWeekends!

How to Book Your Airport Transportation

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Traveling to and from the airport can be stressful, especially when trying to make it there with enough time for check-in and TSA. Leave the transportation to Trinity so you can relax during your airport commute! With our wide range of vehicles, we are able to accommodate your every need, from small to large groups, along with handicap accessible vehicles.

  1. Define the size and needs of your group. How many people will need to be transported? Does anyone have special needs? Do you have a lot of luggage? Once you figure out the size and needs of your group, you’ll be able to better determine which vehicle will suit you best.
  2. Visit our fleet page. Based on what you determined in the previous step, you can decide which vehicle will fulfill your needs by visiting our fleet page. We also have an article that describes our different vehicles and their uses to help you with this process.
  3. Request a quote. To request a quote online, follow our handy guide in this blog post. If you’d like to request a quote over the phone, you can reach our reservations department at 877-284-4200 and they will gladly assist you.
  4. Speak with a reservations specialist. Once you request a quote online, one of our reservations specialists will reach out to you to discuss your transportation needs in more detail. They will help you determine which vehicle is best for you and will discuss availability and pricing.
  5. Finalize the booking of your vehicle. Once you have found the perfect vehicle for your airport transportation and discuss details with our reservations specialist, you can finalize the booking of your vehicle! We will secure the requested vehicle for the dates and times needed, and you will receive an email confirmation.

Whether your airport transportation is scheduled in advance or last-minute, we’re here to help!

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.

I Requested a Quote…Now What?

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

So you’ve gone through the steps of choosing a vehicle and requesting a quote, but you’re unsure of what happens next. Have no fear, Trinity Transportation is here! We’re going to walk you through the process of securing your vehicle, A.K.A. what happens after you request a quote.

Once you submit your quote request online, it is sent to our reservations department. Upon receiving your request, one of our reservations specialists will contact you to get to know you and your needs a little better. After they have a full understanding of what you are looking for, they will send you a booking information sheet to fill out, which is basically just general information that is needed to better determine your rate.

Your reservations specialist will then configure your rate based off of several different factors, including the location of your destination, projected mileage use, dates of service, and size of the vehicle. The rate will then be sent to you and you can move forward with booking. When you book your vehicle, your reservations specialist will send you a detailed overview of your trip along with payment options, processing fee information, and due dates. If your trip requires it, your reservations specialist will ask for a detailed itinerary and information for an on-site contact, which will ensure there is 100% communication between the driver, the client, and dispatch to diligently complete the entire trip from start to finish.

If you call for a quote, the process is exactly the same! When you call, your reservations specialist will ask for some information about your projected trip/event and your email address, then email you the booking information sheet for you to fill out. Once that is done, the process continues the same as if you had requested a quote online!

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!

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.

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!

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