Maritime Bus set a record when it had 1,595 passengers fares on Thanksgiving Day
“It was a great day and all came together smoothly,” said Mike Cassidy, president of Maritime Bus.
The previous record was 1,107 passenger fares on March 3, 2013.
At this time last year Acadian Lines had announced they were surrendering their motor carrier rights which could have left the Maritime region without a daily scheduled passenger and same day parcel delivery service effective at midnight on Nov. 30, 2012.
Since 6 a.m. Dec. 1, 2012, Cassidy feels his staff has earned the trust of the marketplace. He says Maritime Bus is here to stay, travelling 7,540 km per day in the three provinces moving passengers and parcels within the region using seven terminals, 28 agencies and 13 flag stop locations.
With the big Thanksgiving weekend now behind them, Cassidy says it’s time to get ready for Christmas. He says the buses turn into “Santa's sleighs” as Christmas parcels start moving in mid-November to family and friends and seats are ready to be booked.
Maritime Bus is associated with the Coach Atlantic Group, a regional group of companies licensed to servicing the charter, tours, transit and line run sectors of the Maritime motor coach transportation industry.