Luxury Coach & Transportation

February 2019

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LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION FEBRUARY 2019 11 PEOPLE & OPERATIONS LuxuryTransportation Scene LUXURY TRANSPORTATION SCENE IS COMPILED monthly by LCT editors Martin Romjue Martin@lctmag.com; and Lexi Tucker Lexi@lctmag. com. Email us your press releases and photos for online and/or print. KRISTINA BOUWEIRI WINS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION AWARD DULLES, Va. – Reston Limousine President and CEO Kristina Bouweiri was recog- nized in December for her dedication and service to Inova Loudoun Hospital with a 2018 Golden Helix Award. Presented by the hospital's foundation at its holiday party on Dec. 6, the award honors a volun- teer who has dedicated time and resources to improve philanthropy at the hospital and in turn improve lives by making the community hospital the best it can be. The award was inspired by the spirals that formed the staircase in the original hospital located on Market Street in Leesburg. The award also reflects the spirals of DNA's double helix - the common strain that binds humanity together. As a member of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Founda- tion board of trustees, Bouweiri has organized charitable events raising $50,000 and connected philanthropists such as Sharon and Scot Miller of the Virts Miller Foundation with the hospital organization. Information: www.restonlimo.com PREVOST PROMOTES TWO SEASONED MANAGERS SAINTE CLAIRE, Quebec -- Prevost announced on Dec. 6 it appointed Guillaume Charron as the director of pre-owned business transformation and Carl Boulet as U.S. service net- work manager. These two promotions help meet the company's goal to be closer to the customers and offer them complete and flexible services that meet their needs. Guillaume Charron has been working at Prevost for 24 years in several positions, including service representative, branch manager, and for the past four years, Canadian service network manager. He now leads the many projects that will help transform this business for the future. Carl Boulet, a longtime Prevost employee who started at the manufacturing plant, will be in charge of a number of facilities and help execute the services expansion plan. Information: www.prevostcar.com VIRGINIA BUS OPERATION RENEWS GREEN STATUS RICHMOND, VA — James River Transportation was re- cently recertified as a Virginia Green Travel Partner by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. The original certification was earned in 2009. The Virginia Green Travel Alliance is the non-profit organization that administers the Virginia Green certification and works to promote sustain- able tourism statewide. The program certifies tourism-related businesses taking voluntary actions to reduce harmful effects on the environment through efforts such as: Recycling, elimi- nation of use of polystyrene, reducing wastes, and energy and water conservation. James River Transportation is a full-service transportation pro- vider and event planning organization with facilities in Richmond and Norfolk. The company also has on-site operations at Rich- mond and Norfolk international airports. Information: https://jamesrivertrans.com/about/environment AND THE FIRST MCI J3500 MID-COACH GOES TO. . . T USCALOOSA, Ala. — Tuscaloosa Charter Service owner Cliff Dorsey re- ceived the keys on Dec. 13 to the first MCI J3500 in a delivery celebration with MCI. This summer, MCI unveiled the J3500 for test drives with customers and during its Reliability Rallies at its service centers, and at the BusCon Expo in September. When Dorsey drove the newest member of the J-Series, he couldn't wait to get one for his fleet. "The idea of adding a 35-foot coach had been on my mind for quite some time," Dorsey said. "I wanted a small bus with a large bus ride." MCI obliged in a traditional first-coach fashion with proud team members on hand for the delivery. Full MCI J3500 production began in January, with coaches becoming ready for delivery in February. Information: www.mcicoach.com; www.tuscaloosacharter.net Tuscaloosa Charter Service team members welcome the newest mover to its coach fleet family. Guillaume Charron, Carl Boulet MARKETPLACE: VENDORS & PRODUCTS

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