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[PA] Easton Coach Co. in Tauck service

 
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N4 Jamaica




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Location: Long Island

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:16 pm    Post subject: [PA] Easton Coach Co. in Tauck service Reply with quote

In April, 2015, we enjoyed a Tauck tour from Jekyll Island, Georgia, to Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston. How surprised I was to see that the motorcoach was supplied by a firm in Easton, Pennsylvania, a city I first visited in the days of the interurban trolley known as the Easton Limited!





The Jekyll Island Resort Hotel was busy with motorcoach tours on one-night stays. We were on Tauck's 955th tour in the lowcountry of Georgia and Savannah. The tours skip the insect and heat seasons from late May to September.



What does WMATC mean?



This 45-foot coach with fifty seats was very comfortable. Right-hand turns into narrow two-way streets of Charleston and Savannah got problematic, when facing traffic did not allow turning space.

What does IFTA mean on the Pennsylvania decal?




That's Easton Van Hool 138 behind 136. I heard Tauck has seven coaches from Easton. I wonder whether the Tauck decals come off between seasons. The Easton Coach website claims more than four hundred vehicles, but many of them appear to be vans.

The Tauck tour director and Easton driver did a flawless job. It was a great trip.
Joe McMahon
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JimmiB



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, and I thought the company I drove for went a long distance to do lease work!

John, the IFTA sticker (International Fuel Tax Agreement) includes most states. The carrier has to file quarterly fuel tax returns. You have to report the mileage traveled in each state and fuel purchases in each state. The main advantage is that you do not need a fuel sticker for every state you go through. Your home state then collects the taxes due for all member states.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission (WMATC)
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see Easton quite often around Midtown.

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