SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Silverado Stages has purchased 28 new Volvo 9700 motorcoaches as part of the company’s continued fleet renewal and its expansion earlier this year with the purchase of Michelangelo Leasing Inc.
The new coaches add to Silverado’s current 350-bus fleet located in California, Nevada and Arizona.
Silverado CEO John Busskohl said the Volvo 9700s are the favorite of the company’s customers because of their safety and versatility. The coaches are equipped with industry leading safety features, appealing design and a fuel-efficient engine, Busskohl said.
“After extensive trials, we were pleased to confirm the value demonstrated by the 9700s, and look forward to continuing safe, quality transportation,” he said.
In January, Silverado announced that it was merging with Michelangelo Leasing, which operated a fleet of about 200 vehicles from terminals in Torrance and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Sedona and Phoenix, Ariz.
Silverado Stages was founded in 1987 and has grown into the largest privately owned motorcoach company based in California.
In addition to the Michelangelo locations in California, Nevada and Arizona, Silverado provides transportation across the western states from terminals in Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, Calif.; and Cheyenne, Wyo.
It offers charters, tours, scheduled fixed-route service, commuter and campus shuttles, and convention and event services aboard large motorcoaches, shuttles and vans.