Premier Transportation Debuts Five New MCI J4500 Coaches for Charters

Meets Growing Dallas-Ft. Worth Group Transportation Demands

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, MAY 10, 2016: (TSX:NFI) (TSX:NFI.DB.U) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America announced the delivery of five 2016 MCI J4500 coaches to Premier Transportation. The delivery marks Premier's fast-paced foray into the large Dallas-Fort Worth group transportation market.

"Conventions, corporate, wedding and sporting events are very big in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area," said Eric Devlin, president and founder of Premier Transportation. "With MCI's luxury-line, high quality J4500 coaches, we are now equipped to meet this growing market demand."

According to a 2014 report from Resonance Consultancy Ltd., Dallas is America's third most desirable place to visit, offering attractions like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and George W. Bush Presidential Center, along with the Bishop Art District.

In fact, the Dallas market has seen a 24 percent rise in convention business in 2015 from 2014 that brought an estimated $900 million in economic impact during 2015. Add professional, collegiate and high school sports to the mix, and group transportation needs are only growing, according to Devlin, who expects his coach business to increase by 30-40 percent in revenues in the next two years.

"We see a need for additional capacity in motor coaches for the Dallas area," said Jennifer Watson, Director, Special Events & Industry Relations for Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. "With Premier, I know that I have a reliable partner that's professional and provides superior customer service. I know they'll be available at any time."

Premier's MCI J4500 coaches arrived in sleek black to match the company's brand of providing comfortable and client-oriented transportation service that is safe and reliable. Two of the five coaches are equipped with a wheelchair lifts and also feature plush leather seating and safety belts for 56 passengers, hardwood floors, individual 110-volt charging stations, eight 15-inch LCD wide-screen HD monitors with satellite DIRECT TV, music connectivity and Wi-Fi capabilities. The coach comes equipped with a Cummins engine for optimal fuel economy and near zero emissions.

Another advantage for Premier's operation is its close proximity to the MCI Service Center in Dallas, where MCI has an extensive aftermarket parts warehouse, and MCI-trained technicians on hand to provide maintenance and repairs.

Founded in 1996, Premier Transportation has extensive fleet of more than 80 luxury, late model vehicles including limousines, sedans, SUVs, Mercedes Sprinter vans, limo and shuttle buses, and of course, their new coaches. A graduate of Baylor University and a transplant to Texas, Devlin built Premier with just two vehicles and three employees that at the time was "bare bones and all hands on deck," he said. Today, the company provides 24/7 service, 365 days a year with experienced staff and highly professional chauffeurs committed to exceptional customer service. In early 2015, Premier launched its own app for iPhone and Android smartphones, making it convenient for passengers to book reservations, access trip history, and secure real-time updates on chauffeur location. Premier is an award-winning provider taking a National Operator of the Year award for two consecutive years, and recognized as "Favorite Vendor of the Year" by the American Association of Wedding Planners, six years in a row. Devlin is also the NorthStar Award Recipient for Entrepreneurism and Philanthropy from the Entrepreneurs Foundation for North Texas.

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The Premier Transportation App

Premier is proud to announce the launch of the Premier Transportation App for iPhone and Android smartphones.  Now you can experience even more convenience and exceptional service through an easy-to-use interface.  Just use your phone to interact directly with the Premier Transportation reservation system - everything is at your fingertips!

With the Premier Transportation App, you can:     

     - Program your personal preferences for all future trips
     - Give your assistant access to your travel plans
     - Get instant rates for any pickup and 
drop off location
     - Schedule all your reservation details on your phone

     - Get real-time status updates on the location of your chauffeur
     - Integrated Map with GPS Tracking
     - Access your chauffeur's picture, vehicle, and cell phone number
     - Request your favorite chauffeur
     - Reference past trip details
     - View and email yourself the receipts from past trips

It's quick and easy to install your Premier Transportation App:

  1. Download the app from Apple iTunes or Google Play.  

  2. If you already use the Premier online system, just click on the Premier app on your smartphone and enter your user name and password on the home screen.

  3. If you are an existing customer but you don't have an online account, or you're a new customer, just call our office at 800-789-4847  or 214-351-7000 to request your user name and password.

  4. Once you are logged into the app, click on Preferences and enter your personal profile information.

  5. Click on Reservations and follow the prompts to enter your trip details.

We already help you arrive in style, and now we’ve made it even easier for you to experience Premier's exceptional service and reliability. Download the Premier Transportation app today!

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Premier Transportation Featured in Wedding Planning Publication

wedding-advisePremier Transportation is proud to be a part of a new book, “Professional Wedding Planning Advice.”  The book provides information on various services in the wedding industry, including flowers, catering, venues, and much more.  In the Premier section, you can find valuable information on how to select and reserve your wedding transportation – limousines, buses, sedans – whatever you need to make your event perfect.

You can purchase the book on Amazon.  Plan your Perfect Wedding Transportation.