College Park GoBus Debuts New Shuttle Bus Transportation Routes
Alliance Bus Group Helps City of College Park Launch Free Shuttle Bus Service
ATLANTA, GA | July 16, 2012 – Alliance Bus Group, a family of shuttle bus sales and service dealerships headquartered in College Park, GA, was on hand as the City of College Park (including 2012 College Park Mayor Jack Longino and Council), and with help from the Georgia Regional Transit Authority (GRETA), put seven refurbished shuttle buses into service at the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
The College Park GoBus shuttle program is part of College Park’s downtown revitalization effort that seeks to grow local business awareness and enhance the community as a whole by providing a free shuttle bus service during lunchtime hours Monday through Friday. This environmentally friendly lunchtime express shuttle will offer a Green Route and Gold Route to conveniently transport visitors between approximately 100 local hotels, restaurants, shopping areas and other service establishments in College Park. Boasting the world’s busiest airport (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), the state’s second largest convention center (Georgia International Convention Center), Chick-fil-A headquarters and the MARTA rail station among other places, “Georgia’s Global City & Air Transportation Gateway” College Park now has the means to showcase and promote its rapidly expanding businesses. To see more about the College Park GoBus, including shuttle bus routes, please visit http://www.collegeparkga.com/.
Alliance Bus Group Parts & Service handled the service and refurbishment of the seven shuttle buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel and are wheelchair accessible vehicles in its state-of-the-art 60k square foot refurbishment, service and parts facility featuring a full paint booth. After stripping the buses, re-painting and then wrapping with the green College Park GoBus graphics, Alliance Bus Group also performed service inspections on all seven shuttle buses and will continue to provide maintenance on the free shuttles as they operate throughout College Park.
“We are proud to be a part of the community of College Park and glad we were able to play a role in the GoBus project. We would like to congratulate the City of College Park on the successful and impressive launch of the GoBus and appreciate all the hard work that went on behind the scenes to bring free shuttle transportation to the city,” says Mark Warren, General Manager at Alliance Bus Group.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the Clean Energy Compressed National Gas (CNG) Fuel Station, the Southeast’s largest CNG fueling station, in College Park, GA on April 30, 2012. The official GoBus roll-out was May 1, 2012 for the City of College Park and Councilman Charles E. Phillips, Sr. of Ward IV summed it up best when he explained, “Take the bus and leave the driving to us!”
About Alliance Bus Group
Alliance Bus Group is a family of full-service bus sales dealerships with locations throughout North America. With more than 100 years combined experience in the bus industry, Alliance Bus Group’s Executive Team has grown the company every year since its incorporation. Offering bus and transportation products from every major manufacturer, Alliance Bus Group is the largest commercial bus distributor in the nation. For more information on how you can be “Along for the Whole Ride”, visit www.AllianceBusGroup.com.
To view photos of the new College Park Go Buses, the refurbishment process and the ribbon cutting ceremony, click here: College Park GoBus Shuttle.
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