Brown Coach of Amsterdam, NY, was named Metro Magazine’s “2015 Motorcoach Operator of the Year.” Metro is one of the oldest and largest magazines in the world devoted entirely to the public transportation industry, especially its motorcoach and transit industry segments. Metro General Manager James Blue presented Robert and Stephen Brown, Brown Coach President and Vice President, respectively, with the award at the UMA (United Motorcoach Association) Expo in January in New Orleans.
Brown Coach and its affiliate company, Upstate Transit of Saratoga LLC, which the brothers purchased in 2005, have a combined fleet of 49 motorcoaches providing charter, commuter and tour services. Their focus is primarily on the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canadian provinces. Additionally, they also have 3 school bus companies with a combined total of 225 school buses as well as Brown Tours and Upstate Tours, which offer motorcoach tours to destinations all over the U.S.
The company has offices in Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Fonda, Little Falls and Scotia, in addition to its corporate headquarters in Amsterdam. Together with its affiliates, the company employs over 350 people.
Robert and Stephen are also active in several motorcoach organizations, including IMG (International Motorcoach Group), UMA (United Motorcoach Association), America Bus Association, and the Bus Association of New York.
Stephen Brown notes “It is truly an honor to be chosen as Metro Magazine’s award winner from the more than 900 motorcoach companies that belong to the United Motorcoach Association. It is the hard work and dedication of our employees and staff that make this award possible.”
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