The company moved back to South Main in Burlington. The depot was located at Fairway Center in Burlington. Starting with 4 buses and 11 employees, Trailways served passengers with daily runs from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis and Des Moines to Peoria. Trailways received the U. Department of Defense certification, one of only companies out of over 4, to receive this.
The general office and all maintenance facilities were consolidated to one location, Broadway in West Burlington. Louis, Omaha to Peoria and Burlington to Chicago. The red and white color scheme was adopted on the 13 buses.
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Louis and Davenport to Indianapolis. A new depot and 6, square feet of office space was built at the Broadway, West Burlington location.
Burlington Trailways does all of their own heavy maintenance to the busses including rebuilding our engines. The only things Burlington Trailways does not do on-site are body work and the rebuilding of automatic transmissions. Instead, the automatic transmissions are exchanged out. Trailways went online with the ability to purchase tickets, view routes, and look up tours offered. Buses were running 1. The busses traveled over 5, miles daily. The Trailways Voyager System was installed throughout the fleet.
The system is unique in that it is used for tracking and monitoring the vehicles at any place and any time from the internet.
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The Voyager System can tell if a bus is parked or running, how fast it is traveling, how close the bus is to surroundings, and where the bus is located. The Trailways network is the only transportation company currently with this technology. Security cameras are onboard all buses for extra security and safety. Twenty-six buses are in operation with connecting service available nationwide in the USA and Canada.
Charter service can be provided anywhere in the USA and Canada. Daily runs are provided to Denver, St. Three million miles are covered yearly.
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Comfortable and affordable travel with excellent connections to other means of transportation is Trailways is all about. Greyhound Chairman Fred Currey said Greyhound will guarantee continued bus service to the cities and towns served exclusively by Trailways. He said the precarious financial position of Trailways, a privately held company, had endangered service to those cities and towns.
Both companies are based in Dallas. Greyhound, with about 10, employees, serves the 48 contiguous states. Greyhound itself was purchased by a group of Dallas investors, primarily Currey and two partners, only three months ago. The officials said that for the immediate future Greyhound would continue to operate the Trailways buses and routes under the Trailways name.
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A stolen Trailways bus was recovered in Spokane Valley this morning after being taken for an apparent joy ride. The suspected thief, year-old Sam McDonald, is in custody, authorities said. McDonald is believed to have hopped on the empty bus as it idled outside the Spokane Intermodal Center downtown and driven away. The bus driver reportedly was using a bathroom at the time.
Police say he still had his hospital wristband on when he was arrested coming off the stolen bus near Savage Land Pizza in Spokane Valley.