Participate in the Motorcoach Industry Census: Your Contribution Matters

Every year, the American Bus Association Foundation, supported by the United Motorcoach Association and Motor Coach Canada, conducts a vital census of the motorcoach industry. Participation in this survey is crucial as it provides essential data highlighting the economic significance and safety standards upheld within our industry.

The insights gathered from this survey demonstrate how millions of Americans travel safely and efficiently and underscore the motorcoach sector’s role in supporting various industries and communities across the United States and Canada. This data is instrumental in informing policymakers, regulators, government officials, the media, and the public about our industry’s critical contributions.

Take a moment to complete the survey by July 12!

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Peter Pan Bus Lines: A Legacy on the Move with Fourth-Generation Leadership


Peter Pan Bus Lines, a storied transportation company, has embarked on a new chapter as it transitions to its fourth generation of family leadership, shared in a recent feature on Founded in 1933 by Peter C. Picknelly, the company has grown from a small operation into a significant player in the bus industry. Today, under Peter A. Picknelly, Chairman and CEO, the company navigates modern challenges and opportunities with a robust vision for the future.

Photo courtesy Peter Pan Bus Lines

A significant part of this vision includes a $25 million investment in upgrading the fleet, which reflects the company’s commitment to safety, comfort, and environmental sustainability. This substantial capital infusion aims to enhance passengers’ travel experiences and maintain Peter Pan’s competitive edge in the industry.

The pandemic posed unprecedented challenges for the company, leading to a drastic reduction in commuter traffic. However, Peter Pan Bus Lines has shown resilience, pivoting towards longer-distance travel, which has proven more resilient during these times. The company has also fostered strategic partnerships with entities like Trailways and Amtrak, facilitating more excellent connectivity and convenience for travelers.

Integral to this transition is the active involvement of the next generation of the Picknelly family. Peter Picknelly’s children are taking on significant roles within the company, ensuring that the values and vision of the founding generation continue to drive the business forward. This generational collaboration is vital for the company’s sustainability and growth, allowing it to adapt to changing market demands while preserving its legacy.

Peter Pan Bus Lines remains a pillar in the transportation sector, known for its rich history and progressive outlook. As it rolls into its fourth generation, the company is well-positioned to navigate future challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, ensuring its continued success and relevance in the industry.

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