Fines Doubled for Public Transportation Mask Violations
Post by : Admin on Sep 16,2021
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it is doubling fines for passengers who refuse to wear a facemask in public airports and planes. If you are caught without your mask in an airport or on a plane, you can expect to be fined $500 to $1,000 for a first offense. If you get caught again, that second fine can be up to $3,000. The White House announced that the government was imposing these higher fines to "ensure that masking requirements remain in place on the ot...
Shuttles Buses Coaches
Post by : Admin on Sep 13,2021
If you have ever chartered a bus, you have likely heard the words coach, motorcoach, charter bus and shuttle bus. To most people, they are simply called a bus. There are a few differences between coaches and buses, including their intended purpose, design and amenities. History of Buses and Coaches Buses and coaches have similar origins which started first in Europe during the 1600s as horse-drawn vehicles. The term “bus” comes from the word “omnibus,” which origina...
Keeping You Moving with Waze
Post by : Admin on Sep 02,2021
You may have wondered why your chauffeur briefly exited the freeway and re-entered a few miles down the road. This likely happened because Waze told him to unexpectedly take the next off-ramp. You may use Waze in your personal travel and know all about this Google owned app. If you don’t know about it, you will likely never travel again without it after reading this article. How Waze Works Waze offers turn-by-turn voice navigation, real-time traffic, and other location-specific alert...
Pandemic Reshapes Corporate Travel
Post by : Admin on Aug 24,2021
A Special Report - The Pandemic Reshapes Corporate Travel There is no doubt that corporate travel took a big hit during the pandemic. However, we are once again seeing signs of growth. However, we doubt that corporate travel will ever return to pre-pandemic levels. The shift toward remote workers is expected to affect the return of internal meetings, client visits, and even conferences. Businesses and travel providers alike will need to pivot to function in the new normal. A Slow Return ...
Why Choose a Car Service Over a Taxi
Post by : Admin on Aug 21,2021
Why Choose a Car Service Over a Taxi While you might think one transportation source is as good as another, the fact is, they are not even close. You basically have three choices of service for passenger transportation – a taxi, a rideshare such as Uber or Lyft or a professional car service such as Ecko Worldwide Transportation. The only thing common about thethree choices are that you will find all three available in virtually every city in the world. The buck stops there. A profess...
Our Duty of Care Commitment
Post by : Admin on Aug 12,2021
Transporting human passengers day in and day out is not something we take lightly here at Ecko Worldwide Transportation. We have what is known as a “Duty of Care” to be ultra-safe in every action we take. Our industry takes the commitment of driving human beings so seriously that our trade shows and conventions are full of safety-oriented training sessions, driver training techniques and even a little bit of fun is thrown in with a Driver Skill Competition. As a side note, our presid...
What The Pandemic Taught Our Company
Post by : Admin on Aug 05,2021
Every day seems that we are moving closer and closer to entering Pandemic version 2.0. This time around, America has been educated about COVID-19 and more importantly, how to protect yourself in a pandemic. Americans are no longer willing to hunker down in their homes and sacrifice their lifestyles and freedom. President Biden and Dr. Fauci have both publicly declared there will be no further lockdowns. There is no reason to cancel plans to travel this time around. A record number of people ...
Lost Luggage Tips
Post by : Admin on Jul 28,2021
If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to lose your luggage while traveling, you know how frustrating and inconvenient the experience can be. Just leaving the airport without your luggage is a painful experience. The most important thing you need to know is that airlines usually reunite passengers and their luggage within 24 to 48 hours. We have created a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you navigate the experience and perhaps even find reimbursement for related expenses. The a...
Why Buses Rarely Crash
Post by : Admin on Jul 21,2021
You have likely never thought about the fact that buses are rarely involved in crashes. Now that we have made you think about it, you probably cannot think of one time that you have personally witnessed a bus crash with your own eyes. You may see bus crashes in the news. That is because buses crashes happen so infrequently that when they are involved in crash – it makes the news. The reason buses and other commercial passenger vehicles such as limousines, shuttle vans and similar passen...