Luxury Coach & Transportation

January 2014

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LimoScene CHARTER, TOUR & MOTORCOACHES MARTZ TRAILWAYS ADDS TWO TEMSA TS-30'S TO FLEET FARIBAULT, Minn. — Martz Trailways of Wilkes Barre, Penn., recently bought two 2013 Temsa TS-30s to its feet of 250 coaches. Martz Trailways has been offering transportation services to the northeast Pennsylvania region since 1908, beginning as a family operation. General manager ROBERT CHEPALONIS said, "The 30-passenger vehicle enables us to take smaller groups on longer trips with the comfort of a full-size coach." Martz' TS-30s are equipped with an REI Video/Audio system, 110 volt plugs in every seat, and rear cameras. The TS-30 coach is a fully integral stainless steel chassis mid-sized coach that provides the same level of comfort and amenities as a full-size coach. CH Bus Sales, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in the U.S. Visit www. chbussales. com or for more information. CLINE TOURS EXPANDS WITH 16 NEW MCI J4500 COACHES DES PLAINES, Ill. — Ridgeland, Miss.-based Cline Tours recently added 16 new MCI J4500 coaches — including 14 2014 models — to expand its feet to 71 MCI coaches. The purchase establishes Cline as the operator with the most 2014 J4500s in North America. Owner JOHN MCCOMMON believes investing in new models gives his company a competitive edge. "We're ahead of the curve in many ways," said McCommon, who in 1996 acquired Cline and its single MCI coach. "We have a clean, greener feet to offer our customers, and the highest percentage of coaches with passenger seatbelts." About 75% of Cline's coaches feature three point-seatbelts. "With the aggressive posture of DOT, the handwriting is on the wall; older coaches are on the way out," McCommon said. "Having newer coaches makes it easier to stay in compliance and meet customers' demands for safe and environmentally sound equipment." Cline's new J4500 coaches, equipped with the latest safety features including three-point passenger seatbelts, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring and fre suppression system, are bound for its locations in Southland, Miss. (near Memphis), and Birmingham, Ala., along with the company's recently acquired Callahan Bus Lines' location in Oxford, Miss. CERTIFIED TRANSPORTATION ORDERS 2014 MCI J4500 DES PLAINES, Ill. — Certifed Transportation recently purchased a 2014 MCI J4500 that has a motorcoach with a wheelchair lift, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, Wi-Fi and power outlets for passengers' devices. The company was founded by DAVID GREGORY and his late brother, RICK, in 1990. "We're going to a younger feet with newer cleandiesel engine technology, while adding the amenities that our passengers value, such as WiFi," Gregory said. "Our passengers love the look of the J4500, and we went with it for the quality, appearance, comfort, reliability and history." Certifed Transportation's new J4500 replaces an older MCI D-Series coach. Certifed Transportation runs a feet of 14 coaches, including seven MCIs. VERMONT'S PREMIER COACH RECEIVES FIVE NEW SETRA S 407 COACHES DES PLAINES, Ill. — Premier Coach's new Setra S 407s feature folding tray tables, Wi-Fi and plug-in outlets at all 56 passenger seats, along with a rear window and DuraBrite aluminum wheels for extra panache. Three of the fve coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Part of the Setra Comfort Class line, the S 407 delivers German engineering and European styling. The model is powered by a clean-diesel Mercedes-Benz Blue Tec engine and features some 16 integrated safety systems including Electronic Stability Program, all-wheel disc brakes, ABA with anti-slip control and Allison retarder. The delivery represents the frst time Premier Coach has bought its Setras from MCI, which acquired North American distribution for the Setra S 407, Setra S 417 and Setra parts last year. "MCI has done a tremendous job in making sure we understand they support the Setra product," said Premier Coach Vice President RANDY CHARLEBOIS of the purchase. Charlebois runs the company with his father. "Numerous people have come out to make sure any problems or questions we've had are addressed. At this point, we're very comfortable that their Setra goals are aligned with ours." LIMOSCENE IS COMPILED by LCT editor Martin Romjue and LCT senior editor Tim Crowley. Please send information and photos to or For updated industry news, check out LCT E-News blasted out each Wednesday. Register at 16 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR JANUARY 2014 WWW.LCTMAG.COM

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