Village celebrates 30 years of Summer Mystery Tours by putting together a 30th Anniversary Summer Mystery Tour. Seven different tour dates were offered with the same special itinerary over a two-week period. Over the years, mystery tours have been added for each season of the year, but the summer tour is by far the most popular.
Village holds a one day grand re-opening of it’s Oklahoma City facility on August 15th. The event concludes the completion of a 1.3 million dollar facility upgrade. The upgrade includes a new parking lot that will accommodate up to 30 motorcoaches at any given time along with shop and wash bay additions. The need arose after Village’s acquisition of Time Lines back in Spring 2012. The construction took nearly one year to complete.
As of August 1, Village begins management of the Greyhound terminal at 312 S. Broadway. Village was already at the terminal several times every day with its four dedicated line-runs. The terminal will undergo some needed remodeling. The employees at the terminal will continue to wear Greyhound uniforms, but work directly for Village.
Village purchases two 2009 MCI J4500 56-passenger coaches to maintain a late-model fleet.
Village takes delivery of a brand-new entertainer ‘super’ coach. The unit is a 2013 Prevost H3-45, and features amenities like a 55” flat screen television, satellite, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, and sleeps 29 people.
Four Village motorcoaches and several drivers are used to do the parking lot shuttle for the NCAA Women’s College World Series May 30th – June 5th in Oklahoma City. This year, Village transports 8,000 people per day with the four buses running between the Hall of Fame Softball Complex to Remington Park.
Village now owns and operates four dedicated line-run coaches that were a part of Prestige Charters. These line-runs operate much like Greyhound between Wichita and Salina as well as Wichita to Pueblo, CO, with numerous stops along the way. Passengers can use these routes to connect with Greyhound national routes.
Village announces the acquisition of Prestige Charters on March 26. Both companies have a long history and are well-respected in Wichita. Prestige started with 2 motorcoaches in 1985 and grew to 21 units. At the time of the purchase, Village now operates 68 motorcoaches and employs nearly 180 people.
Village adds the first of two new 2013 Temsa motorcoaches. The mid-deluxe unit seats 40 passengers and has 110-volt plug ins at every seat and Wi-Fi. The second Temsa will arrive in March.
Village adds a new deluxe tour coach to its fleet. This unit is a 2012 new-style MCI J-4500 and boasts several new amenities.