Article: School Transportation News January 2005


Web Site Advertises School Bus Charter Companies
CHICAGO (Jan. 19, 2005) – A new web site provides up-to-date listings to private school bus charter companies and includes tips to customers on choosing carriers.
The directory, BusRates.com, consists of over 4,300 companies throughout the United States and Canada. The directory advises consumers on all aspects of bus renting, allowing for searches by bus type, city, state/province, and zip code, local rates, specifications, amenities and inventory. It lists 10 facts to be considered before chartering a bus and the 10 questions to be asked of prospective companies. The site also offers a search for current tours and events in cities across the U.S. and worldwide.
BusRates.com also links to the FMCSA’s charter company safety rating and insurance site, www.safersys.org.
In a press release, the company boasts over 17,000 charter bus customers since the site launched in November. The site also provides listings for day coaches, deluxe motor coaches, double-decker buses, entertainer coaches, executive coaches, limo buses, minibuses, sleepers, tour buses, and trolleys.