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LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR SEPTEMBER 2016 19 Limo Scene LIMOSCENE IS COMPILED by LCT editor Martin Romjue. Please send information and photos to Martin@LCTmag.com. For up- dated industry news, check out LCT E-News blasted out each Wednesday and Friday. Register at www.lctmag.com. PENNSYLVANIA OPERATIONS APPLIES LIMO CONCEPTS TO MOTORCOACHES MIDDLETOWN, Penn. — Premiere #1 Limousine Service has added a second 56-passenger motorcoach to its fleet, a 2016 Volvo 9700, that matches the 2015 model version bought last year. The company now runs 50 vehicles ranging from sedans and SUVs to limousines, minibuses and party buses. As a limousine operation, the perks of the business translate to the service for the motorcoaches, making it unlike any other bus company in the area. "We don't just provide drivers for the buses. We provide the same chauffeurs as we do for our limousines," says Douglas Ryd- bom, senior member of Premiere #1 Limousine Service. "The technology we bring to the bus market is the same technology we run inside of our limousine company. Our customer service and answering the phones for live quotes runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unlike any other bus company." Both of Premiere's motorcoaches were bought from Prevost dealer David Schmidt in New Jersey. Information: www.Premiere1Limousine.com MILITARY TRANSPORTER BOOSTS MCI COACH FLEET DOTHAN, Ala. -- Southern Coaches in July added two MCI J4500s to its fleet of 14 J4500 coaches. The bus company has a Number 1 rating by the Military Traffic Management Command of the Department of Defense, which has assured them status as the only Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX)-certified carrier in Alabama. "Increased business is calling for new coaches, primarily for college contracts and upscale tours," so enter the new J4500s, said company president John Adams. Each 2016 coach offers a new standard tighter-turning independent front suspension and brak- ing system with car-like control and excellent stopping distances. Southern Coaches also has invested in an optional back-up camera system and a state-of- the-art REI in-cabin audio visual sys- tem. These newest coaches also save money with their workhorse reliability, low total cost of operation, and fuel economy gains. Southern's signature decal puts a finishing touch on the new coaches' curb appeal. Information: www.southerncoaches.com