New Motorcoach Council Incorporates

Not-for-profit organization will benefit industry and riders.

Denver, CO, June 14, 2008 --( A new not-for-profit organization, Motorcoach Council, Inc., was incorporated on April 11, 2008 to facilitate an industry-wide effort to educate the traveling public about the many benefits of selecting motorcoach transportation. In the face of escalating environmental concerns and rising fuel costs, the motorcoach has been redefined and rediscovered as a community-centric transportation solution. Today’s new motorcoach provides the safest, most convenient, cost effective and environmentally conscious way to travel.

“We will all benefit from increased public awareness and use of coach transportation,” said Annett Bus Line’s Brian Annett, a member of the group’s Board of Directors.

The six members of the Board are: President/Chairman, Todd Holland, of Ramblin Express in Colorado; Vice President, Brian Annett, of Annett Bus Lines, in Florida; Secretary/Treasurer, Callen Hotard, of Calco Travel/Hotard Coaches, Inc. in Louisiana; Jack Wigley, of All Aboard America in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas; Gladys Gillis, of Starline Luxury Coaches in Washington; and Steve Haddad, of Bieber Tourways in Pennsylvania.

In order to implement their new mission and objectives, The Motorcoach Council’s Directors held a strategic planning session in conjunction with their first meeting in Denver, Colorado last month. “The purpose of our Denver meeting was not only to officially get organized and elect Directors, but more importantly to develop a sustainable strategic plan for creating and expanding awareness of our industry. This exciting plan involves the full engagement of industry stakeholders including Operators, Manufacturers, Associations and Groups, Vendors and Suppliers,” said Chairman Holland. “The time is now for our entire industry to come together and combine our many resources for an effective ongoing marketing campaign that will benefit us all,” added Holland.

The Motorcoach Council recognizes that cutting-edge technology and accountability, such as green initiatives, are required as well as an organization to stimulate momentum and foster partnerships both in and outside the industry to increase the initiative’s overall success and sustainability.

The new Council is to remain owner/operator-driven and will, therefore, benefit the entire industry, as new opportunities are developed to increase the market for all.

About the Motorcoach Council, Inc.: The Motorcoach Council is an industry-wide initiative to promote public awareness of the availability, selection, usage and benefits of motorcoach transportation throughout North America. The Council is an outgrowth of a grassroots effort begun in 2007, known as the "Green Operators Motorcoach Council.” For additional information, visit

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