Nov. 17, 2017 MCI's parent company New Flyer of America (based in Canada, offices in St. Cloud, MN) has announced plans for construction of a parts manufacturing plant in Sheperdsville, Kentucky. The plant will fabricate small to large parts of the New Flyer transit bus models as well as MCI parts and NFI parts. More here: New Flyer building new Kentucky plant
Sept. 27, 2017 Peter Picknelly spoke to the media today about the company going back to its roots. "What people want in a bus company is really very simple. They want a clean bus, a professional driver, on-time, friendly service. Seems easy...but it's really difficult to execute...all the time! I...think that Peter Pan executes it better than most..." See the full short PR video... "All of us are really excited about our opportunities. We're now travelling our own road just like we were doing in the good ol' days!" VIDEO Peter Pan returns to its "Routes"
Sept. 24, 2017 Surprise! Beginning the first day of the GL/PP split, Greyhound announced it will have nonstop service from Washington Heights, Manhattan, from a George Washington Bus Terminal gate to destinations: Washington DC, Boston, and Philadelphia. the GW Bus Terminal was recently renovated after a much delayed opening earlier this year. Greyhound is claiming 10 new schedules daily and an additional 6 new schedules on weekend days. Greyhound adds GW Bridge Bus terminal as alternate NYC stop
Sept. 18, 2017 A Dahlia tourbus crashed at high speed with an MTA bus on Northern Boulevard in Queens this morning. There are at least three fatalities reported with multiple injured and a few cars involved, and a small fire in a building struck by the busses. Hundreds of emergency personnel summoned to the scene. There are reports of massive traffic jams. Dahlia bus crash with MTA bus ------ VIDEO : Dahlia Bus hits MTA bus Queens, NY
Sept. 14, 2017 By a final majority vote of 52-42 members of Local 1512 have ratified a collective bargaining agreement with Peter Pan bus lines. Retroactive pay (to Aug. 1, 2017) will be processed but may take several weeks for payroll to process. Participation rate was 65%.
Aug. 29, 2017 Peter Pan Bus Lines has released the much awaited press release announcing the end of the past 19 years business partnership (alliance/revenue share agreement) between Greyhound and Peter Pan that began in January 1999. While there were some advantages to this pooling agreement, in the end, financial and policy squabbles, distribution of revenue, and other disagreements culminated in a federal lawsuit that has been making its way through federal courts since Sept. 2015. It took an additional two years to sort out the tangled business relationship between First Group (Greyhound) and Peter Pan, in preparation for the separation. Here is the Press Release:"Peter Pan Bus Lines values you as a customer. That is why we want you to be among the first to know about an important announcement. Effective September 27, 2017 Our partnership with Greyhound will end and this gives us the opportunity to offer our passengers paperless boarding on every route, more EXPRESS service throughout the entire Northeast, on time service, and the lowest fares available with our lowest price guarantee. All Peter Pan customers will be able to earn FREE travel through our Peter Pan Perks Rewards program. For every $50 you spend we will give you $5 back to use for future travel. The best part is that Perks never expire. We will even give you $5 towards future travel just for signing up. To purchase a ticket with Peter Pan Bus Lines you can visit a Peter Pan ticket counter, go through our mobile app or online at peterpanbus.com. We look forward to serving you in the future." Now, that is it official, ATU 1512 employees will be able to show why we believe we are the best in the ground transportation industry. Let's look our best, perform our best, and be proud to be the main link between our customers and the company. It is time to shine!! Peter Pan and Greyhound end Pool
Aug. 26, 2017 Intercity bus companies Peter Pan and Greyhound are moving into their new Springfield, Mass. terminal - Springfield's Union Station - on Wed. Sept. 6, 2017. Peter Pan has leased seven gates. Greyhound has leased two gates. The new Union Station is an Inter Modal Transportation Hub where Amtrak trains, CT. Commuter trains (starting in 2018), PVTA local transit busses, and Intercity operators Peter Pan and Greyhound, will operate from. It was re-opened to the public on June 25, 2017 after a $94 Million rehabilitation.