BusBank’s Innovation & Clear Thinking Pays Off For Evacuees

Released on = September 16, 2005, 10:35 am

Press Release Author = Mr.SEO

Industry = Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary = The BusBank®, the Chicago based company that arranges charter bus services throughout North America, has been on the scene in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast and Texas from the outset of the recovery and relief effort.

Press Release Body = BusBank’s Innovation & Clear Thinking Pays Off For Evacuees When FEMA saw the need to divert evacuees to San Antonio and utilize Kelly AFB to house up to 15,000, The BusBank was given less than 8 hours to secure and deploy buses, and arrive on site to meet the first flight and manage ground logistics. By this stage of the crisis, most of the available charter buses that could get there
in time, including those from the company’s regular operator network, were already engaged in the evacuation of New Orleans. Digging into its knowledge base of specialty operators in the region, BusBank executives remembered that Texas A&M University at College Station had a fleet of motor coaches used for student transportation. Within hours, the company requested and received a special directive
from the office of Texas Governor Rick Perry to have the buses chartered to The BusBank for the critical relief effort. In the spirit of helping, the team also received an unexpected gift when the Longview Baptist Temple of Longview, TX contacted The BusBank and volunteered their school buses. It was incredible timing as buses arrived in time so that weary evacuees did not have to wait to be shuttled from their planes to reception areas. Within a few days after starting the operation, more motor coaches from The BusBank’s regular operator network arrived so that Texas A&M was able to get back to the work of transporting students, and Longview Baptist
Church’s school buses were off to do more good work. We know the evacuees are indeed thankful for the great work that was done by so many.

About The BusBank
The BusBank is a leading group and event transportation specialist with the largest network of independent charter bus operators in North America. This company is the pioneer and leader in providing a single-source for chartering a bus anytime, anywhere in North America. By working with independent operators rather than owning buses, the company has flexibility to create customized group transportation
solutions that fit the unique needs of the customer and situation. The BusBank manages the total transportation solution from planning through departure and provides on-site logistics management. Its industry exclusive partnership with Sprint-Nextel provides advanced on-board communication and GPS, which has been deployed in the New Orleans-Gulf Coast area. The company is staffed 24/7 to provide
Customer Care with every charter that is arranged.

Web Site = http://www.busbank.com

Contact Details = Company: The BusBank

Contact: 866-428-7226
Website: www.busbank.com


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