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Trailways of New York

Trailways of New York
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Slogan We're Going Places
Founded 1926[1]
Headquarters 499-507 Hurley Avenue
Hurley, New York 12443
Service type Intercity coach service
Bus charter
Airport shuttle
Motorcoach tours
Commuter service
Destinations 100+
Fleet 130+ [2][3][4]
Chief executive Eugene J. Berardi Jr
Website www.trailwaysny.com

Trailways of New York is one of the largest privately held transportation companies based in New York State. It employs over 450 people and carries passengers more than 80 million miles annually.[5]

Company History

Founded in 1926 by the Van Gonsic Berardi family, Trailways of New York first began as the Rip Van Winkle brand with commuter service between New York City and the Hudson Valley.[6] During the 1930s following a series of early successes in the then newly emerging bus industry, service was first extended from its original Hudson Valley and Metro New York home into the Adirondack Region.

Over time, the companies' holdings grew to include The Dixie Bus Terminal[7] in New York City as well as other properties that support its core business in the Northeastern United States.

Expansion came yet again in the 1990s, marking the companies' largest growth since the first half of the 20th Century. During this time service was expanded to include Long Island and the nearby Canadian Cities of Montreal and Toronto. A long term revenue sharing partnership was also established with Greyhound Bus Lines to provide enhanced service and reliability to the customers of both brands.[8]

Today, Trailways of New York operates under four brands including Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, New York Trailways, and NeOn Bus.

Recent News

Bus Theft

According to FOX News, "A New York City man was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison," in 2013 for his theft of a New York Trailways bus back in 2010.[9] The man, Darius McCollum, was caught behind the wheel of the stolen bus en route to Kennedy Airport. McCollum is most famous for his theft of "an E Train filled with passangers from 34th Street to The World Trade Center" when he was only 15 years old.[10] This theft marks McCollum's 27th arrest for a transit related crime.[11]

Wanderu - Kayak Of Ground Transportation

According to TechCrunch, Trailways of New York made a strategic partnership with travel search site Wanderu[12] in 2013.[13] Wanderu, "who closed a $2.45 million seed round early this month led by Alta Ventures, with participation from Orbitz.com Chairman Jeff Clarke, former Greyhound bus CEO Craig Lentzsch, and Drummond Road Capital Inc, along with a number of angel investors" is poised to become the "Kayak of motorcoach and train travel".[14] The National Transportation Safety Board found that last year there were 750 million people traveling by intercity bus versus 730 million people flying between cities.[15]

NeOn

This separately-branded service operates between the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto (hence Neon, from Ne w York - On tario). Initially it was a limited-stop discount service with fares as low as $1, only calling at key cities such as Syracuse and Buffalo en route, that began on May 29, 2008, but it now makes a variety of other stops. It is a joint service operated by Greyhound Lines, Greyhound Canada, and Trailways of New York.[16]

Fleet

Trailways of New York utilizes the following models in its fleet:[17]

Partners And Cities Served

The Main Cities Served By Trailways of New York Include:

Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Geneseo, Glens Falls, Hempstead, Kingston, NY, Longueuil, Montreal, Mount Morris, Nanuet, New Paltz, New York City, Oneonta, Phoenicia, Plattsburgh, Queens Village, Rochester, Rosendale, Saratoga, Schenectady, Syracuse, Toronto, Utica, Watertown, White Plains, Woodstock.

Affiliated with the Trailways Transportation System, Trailways of New York also offers connections with Academy Bus, Greyhound Lines, Lakefront Lines, Martz Trailways, Orléans Express, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Susquehanna Trailways.[18]

See also

References

External links

  • Trailways official website
  • NeOn official website
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