Aug. 16, 2017 Peter Pan has settled a lawsuit brought by the US Attorney's office and an ADA passenger who was delayed due to malfunctioning ADA Lift equipment. Peter Pan agreed to test coaches more frequently and better maintain ADA lifts on all its equipment. Additional training of personnel was suggested in the settlement. A compensation sum was agreed on by Peter Pan and the passenger who was delayed by the malfunction for a substantial period of time. Peter Pan settles ADA charges
Aug 12, 2017 Peter Pan gas station adjacent to the bus garage and terminal will be closing in the near future. The tanks below ground were old style and needed an upgrade in order to remain in operation. Since the terminal will be re-purposed, and the parking lot and gas station area are all part of the re-purpose, it made no sense for Peter Picknelly to spend the capital investiture on new gas station equipment. Diesel tanks will be used at the garage while the station is dug up and leveled. Peter Pan gas station to close
July 25, 2017 The property in front of Peter Pan Rocky Hill, CT maintenance facility - which was posted as "For Sale" some years ago - which spearheaded an ugly "rumor" that Peter Pan's property was "for sale" - has been sold, and will be the home of a new two-story Hampton Inn and Suites hotel. The hotel will have a construction cost of $7 Million and is expected to open in May, 2018. The hotel will be owned by local hotel owner Gary Desai (no rumors needed). New hotel Hampton Inn
July 20, 2017 Peter Picknelly disclosed to the media that it would probably be around the date of Labor Day that intercity Peter Pan Buses will begin using 7 platforms leased at the new Springfield Union Station. "We have some minor remodeling to do before we move into the facility...ticket counters, signage, etc." The lease with the Springfield Development Authority is getting its final touches. Administrative offices will be moved from the current building to the 2nd or 3rd floor of the new station temporarily while 31 Elm St. at downtown's Court Square gets a full renovation which could take one or two years. The current Peter L. Picknelly Transportation Center will be re-purposed in the near future...TBA. http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/07/peter_pan_move_to_union_station_could_ha.html
July 10, 2017 Peter Pan is ordering five new 2018 Model Year MCI J4500 for early Fall, 2017. These new models have many cabin changes including a completely redesigned lavatory, new Kiel Seats, and many other outstanding features and cosmetic improvements. Read the article and Road Test report here: https://busride.com/official-busride-field-test-2018-j4500-by-mci/ MCI J4500
Springfield Union Station opened Sunday, June 25, 2017 following a $94 Million remodel four decades in the making. The surface area, including all the bus docks and multi-level garage building, and the train/bus station is at least six times the size of the current Peter L. Picknelly Transportation Center. 27 docks are spread out between Frank B. Murray Street, Dwight Street, Main Street and Liberty Street. Here is the Money Breakdown: Funding from the Federal Government: $43.6 Million. Funding from the State Government: $44.7 Million. Funding from City Government: $5.8 Million. Total Funding is $94 Million. Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound Bus Lines will be following the PVTA transit busses into the new Union Station in July or August, 2017. The current terminal will be re-purposed by OPAL Real Estate. TBA.
Peter Pan Bus Lines is hiring for Motorcoach Operator position in all divisions:
- Springfield, MA
- Providence, RI
- Rocky Hill (Hartford), CT
- Chelsea (Boston), MA
- Secaucus (NYC), NJ
- Tuxedo (Wash DC), MD
- Transport passengers via bus over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule.
- Assist passengers on and off the coach, collecting tickets, fares, and providing informational announcements.
- Provide a positive and safe experience for customers.
June 20, 2017 Greyhound of Dallas, Texas has come to an agreement with Prevost Coach Sales of Quebec, Canada for the purchase of up to 360 new coaches over the next three years - beginning in 2017. The three year deal specifies the delivery of the first 60 coaches in 2017, with the option to purchase the balance over a 3 year period. This is the single largest contract in Prevost history. “Our team is quite excited to be able to build Greyhound buses again. We greatly value our long standing relationship with GLI and are appreciative that they have chosen Prevost as their brand of choice,” said Francois Tremblay, Prevost vice president/general manager. “We believe product quality and exceptional service support made all the difference in their decision. ” “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Prevost over the next few years. The quality of buses they produce will help us to keep setting the highest standard for transporting customers across North America,” said Dave Leach, president & CEO, Greyhound. Prevost website