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Saturday, June 03, 2023
Forest River

Forest River Bus, a conglomerate of bus and speciality vehicle manufacturers, announced the acquisition of MobilityTRANS, a paratransit and passenger van builder specializing in ADA-accessible vans, prison transport, and first-class shuttles. MobilityTRANS, based in Livonia, Mich., has a reputation for innovation and excellence and a nationwide dealer network allowing customized solutions for every customer.

Forest River

“MobilityTRANS is thrilled to be joining Forest River. I couldn’t ask for a better organization with which to trust our life’s work. We look forward to continued growth providing innovative commercial passenger transportation for our customers,” said MobilityTRANS President Dave Brown.

Forest River Forest River Bus President David Wright

According to Forest River, the acquisition of MobilityTRANS further strengthens its commitment and ability to deliver tailored passenger transportation solutions, which now includes an ADA-compliant Ford Transit van outfitted with MobilityTRANS’ new, patented Game Changer lift door. This breakthrough innovation, designed for maximum customer flexibility, is a significant step forward for the transit industry, allowing ambulatory or wheelchair curbside entry, according to the company.

“The addition of these incredible products will allow us to continue to offer our customers the latest transportation solutions. I am excited to welcome MobilityTRANS to the Forest River family. We look forward to continuing the legacy they have built for over 30 years,” said Forest River Bus President David Wright.

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Updated: 5/1/23

Keep yourself informed and connected to other members of the industry by attending these important meetings. You can also view meetings for the rest of the year on Chauffeur Driven’s Industry Events page.

American Society of Travel Advisors
Global Convention
5/2-5/4 at the Sheraton in San Juan, Puerto Rico (registration required)

Global Business Travel Association
Canada Conference
5/15-5/17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center (registration required)

Limousine Association of New Jersey
Spring Meeting
5/16 at Il Tulipano (Cedar Grove) (registration:

Colorado Limousine Association
Top Golf Networking Mixer & Dinner
5/17 at Top Golf Centennial (registration required)

U.S. Travel Association
5/20-5/24 at González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas (registration required)

Maryland Limousine Association
Membership Meeting
5/23 at 12:00 p.m. at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Baltimore (email for info)

CD/NLA Executive Retreat
6/4-6/7 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown (registration required)

Tennessee Motor Coach Association
Annual Convention
6/4-6/6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga (registration required)

Florida Limousine Association
Florida Ground Transportation Show
at the Palm Beach Convention Center (registration required)

Florida Limousine Association
FLA Golf Classic
6/14 at the Boca Raton Resort (registration:

Global Business Travel Association
US Legislative Summit
6/14-6/15 in Washington, D.C. (registration info

Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association
Member Meeting
6/14 at Il Granaio Phoenixville (more information)

New England Livery Association
Chauffeur Appreciation Day
6/15 at Boston Logan International Airport (more information)

Pennsylvania Bus Association
Annual Meeting
6/18-6/21 at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Jamestown, N.Y. (registration required)

New England Bus Association
Annual Meeting
6/25-6/27 at Sheraton Portland Sable Oaks in Portland, Me. (registration required

New England Livery Association
Quarterly Meeting
6/27 location TBD (more information)

Would you like to add your event to our annual calendar? Let us know! Email or to be included in our calendar.

AJL AJL International President Matthew Johnston

AJL International Worldwide Chauffeur Services, which is based in the Dallas area, has announced that they have added the Cadillac LYRIQ to their comprehensive fleet. Purchased largely as an experiment, AJL President Matthew Johnston is excited about the feedback the all-electric vehicle is receiving.

“I wanted to be one of the first operators in the state—or the Dallas market—to try them out and see if there was any traction,” says Johnston. “Even though there’s minimal EV needs in Texas, and many people don’t request them, we wanted to try it out and give it a shot.”

Immediate client reception has been phenomenal, he says.

“Since we’ve gotten it in, we use it four or five days a week, and clients—and chauffeurs—love it. I got a request for a four-day road show that wants an electric vehicle,” says Johnston. “The customers like the fact that it’s new and exciting, and they like that it’s a Cadillac. They say that it’s one of the smoothest riding cars they’ve ever been in. When you drive over a bump, it’s like riding on silk.”

AJL AJL added a Cadillac LYRIQ and four Volvo S90s to its fleet

Johnston says that when the price point comes down a bit, AJL will likely add more EVs to his fleet as any price difference over an gas-powered sedan will pay for itself due to the lack of fuel bills.

AJL International also added four new Volvo S90 sedans to their fleet.

“I was primarily an SUV or crossover user, but I had some affiliates that wanted to offer a true sedan. I bought four of them and the clients love them. The gas milage on these things is unreal,” shares Johnston.

In addition to satisfying client needs, adding these sedans has established a relationship with AJL’s local Volvo dealer, which will likely extend into the future. Johnston is very happy with the new sedans and plans to add more in the future.

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