“James River gets a grade of A+ (exceeded) in all three of the evaluation categories. Our sales person was professional, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire booking process. She even secured for a bus with a DVD player. Our driver couldn’t have been more delightful or helpful–not to mention being a good driver.
Thank you, James River…FYI, I took my first chartered bus trip to Mount Vernon and Washington in 1957 or 1958 when I was a fourth grader at Blackstone Elementary School in Blackstone, VA!”
Nancy Hodder, Teacher-Librarian
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the driver assigned to our tour was exceptional and very professional. Not only was he extremely friendly and helpful but he also went out of his way to ensure that the trip was enjoyable to all. As a retired school teacher, I really admired his interactions with the students. His willingness to help passengers, his “can do” attitude and friendly disposition reflect great credit on your company and the people of Virginia. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience and an exceptional tour driver.
James River Transportation is the best! My DH and I live in Chester, and we like to travel frequently. When we travel, we always call on James River to get us to and from the Richmond Airport. They are easy to book on-line and are always reliable and prompt. Their cars are clean and well taken care of. The drivers are polite, courteous, helpful, safety-conscious, friendly, respectful, and professional. They are very customer oriented and aim to please. As I said, they are the best!
The rating for our driver on a scale of 1 to 10 was a unanimous 10+++. Our guests really felt comfortable with her and loved her upbeat spirit and daily smile. Please let her know how much we appreciated her efforts on our behalf!
1. The sales person met and exceeded my expectations in every way. Very professional and efficient. Prompt responses and extremely friendly. She set the standard for a lot of those I deal with to meet in my mind!
2. The driver was truly a professional. He responded quickly and was very open to inputs and suggestions. A great young man with sincerity and professionalism. He represented James River Bus Transportation in a very highly regarded manner and as the only personal contact I have had with your company-I can honestly say “Impressive” is how I would explain the company and this driver to anyone asking. I would recommend him to anyone as a driver without any hesitation!
3. The vehicle and its amenities exceeded my wildest dreams. It was spacious, comfortable and of the top 5 things the students enjoyed from the field trip over half mentioned the bus trip as a highlight of the trip. It was very clean and safe. It had lots of storage and exuded comfort.
4. I would simply like to add a big THANK-YOU to all the staff and professionals at James River for their assistance and extremely courteous expertise in helping our students explore this unique opportunity. You guys are the best in transportation and you truly made it so carefree. Thank-you so very much. I will always remember this trip as a highlight of my teaching career due to the ease of booking and communications passed in helping this be such a seamless event. Keep it up!
The charter bus for the tacky lights tour last night was so much fun. Michael was amazing!!! Everyone is already talking about a tour for next year. A huge thanks to both you and Michael for the professionalism and ensuring that my friends and I had a blast.
“As I’ve reviewed the responses of my Go for the Goal program facilitators to the surveys Bonnie sent after each college trip during November, it is very clear that James River Transportation is the premier bus company for school groups. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such positive comments in my 30+ years of taking field trips with chartered buses. I have always enjoyed superlative service from Sheila as I make the initial contacts; to know that my teachers are experiencing the same professionalism from the drivers is gratifying.””
StoryTime Video > Susan Stanley – Henrico Education Foundation
Hear why Susan Stanley, Executive Director of the Henrico Education Foundation, chooses James River Transportation as their preferred transportation company for the Go for the Goal program and other Henrico County school functions.
StoryTime Video > Jeff Hedrick of Richmond International Raceway
Hear why Jeff Hedrick, Senior Director of Operations of Richmond International Raceway, chooses James River Transportation for his business’ transportation needs.
Thank you for arranging the bus transportation for our Mid Atlantic Regional meeting held in Williamsburg last week. The driver did a wonderful job for us despite the heavy rain and traffic conditions. He was very professional and courteous and represented James River Transportation well. We will keep you in mind for our future transportation needs.”
I have used James River for multiple years for our field trips and I have always been pleased with your company and the customer support that is offered. I would highly recommend James River Transportation to all of my colleagues. Thank you so much!”
Even though your company was not able to beat a competitor’s cost, I chose JRT because of the service you provided. Your quick-turn around time responding to my questions and your flexibility with providing my team with options swayed my decision to choose service over cost for my department’s outing. Thank you for your excellent service.”
Thank you once again for all of your support and leadership during our WYSE and WJMC conferences. We had a wonderful time working with your drivers and even took a moment to celebrate Wilbur’s birthday!
Please let Ernie, Wilbur, John, and Tim know that they are absolutely fantastic. They were very patient, understanding, and punctual. They were always positive and delightful to work with. I am not always with the buses, but I know that our staff and students are in good hands. Thank you for supplying us with such wonderful, polite, and enthusiastic drivers. Please add them to our preferred driver list. I will definitely be requesting those same drivers for future events.”
After arriving on a red-eye from Los Angeles that included a connecting flight, I found the James River booth at the Richmond Airport a welcome oasis. I appreciated their courtesy and rates. Having never been to Richmond I received the hospitality that Richmond exudes through my arrival trip to Henrico with Richard and my return trip to the airport with James a day after. Thank you, James River. I’ll see you in Virginia Beach soon.
StoryTime Video > Richmond Airport Service
StoryTime Video > Customer Service Saves the Day
James River Transportation President, Stephen Story, telling a “story” about a customer service rep finding a passengers phone!!!
StoryTime Video > Customer Experience
James River Transportation President, Stephen Story tells a “story” about a “WOWing customer experience!
Thank you so much for all that you do to make my annual “pilgrimage” to Boston so successful. I know I can count on you for whatever strange thing I may need, even at the last minute. Please pass along to John Walton how wonderful a driver he is. Not only do I feel completely safe on the road, I know that his joyful attitude will keep 44 teenagers in good spirits! He is to be commended for his skills and attitude. I can’t thank him enough for making my responsibilities so much lighter.”
I would like to share with you the very nice experience my family and I had involving one of your drivers, Tom Reitzel. We recently visited Williamsburg, Virginia and had the pleasure of Tom’s service. Tom was an amazing asset to our trip and really enhanced our overall experience. He was a true pleasure to be around. Tom was available whenever we needed him and was amenable to our frequent changes. He really went above and beyond expectations.”
Your organization is an asset to your community. Given the limited charter school bus situation in the greater Richmond area, we were fortunate that James River Bus Lines could meet the many needs we had. Again, many thanks. You were a vital part of the success of our conference experience. May God bless you in all your endeavors.”
I just wanted to say Thank You to you and your staff for such an outstanding job during our NUSA conference. Your company and employees are second to none. It was a pleasure working with you and I will always recommend James River Bus Lines in the future.”
We have been very pleased over all these years, and we won’t take a class trip without James River Bus Lines.”
From the minute your driver picked us up at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Norfolk to the minute he dropped us off late that afternoon, he was fabulous. Not only was he a safe and cautious driver, but he seemed so interested in the tour our group was taking. It turned out that he was a history buff, and he was able to add so much information about the Tidewater area for these women who had come from all around the country. We all learned so much and everyone had a wonderful time.”
We were very happy with the buses and the drivers. They were fantastic and so accommodating.”
Working with you and your staff has been such a pleasure as always. The drivers and transportation vehicles that you and your team provided for each event went above and beyond to ensure that the guests experienced each event at its fullest. What more could we have asked for?”
We at Occasions want to thank you for all the hard work you and your team did. We enjoyed working with you and we hope to work with you in the future. Thank you again!”
You guys are wonderful to work with. We use you every year for our field trip for K-12 teachers. Reservations are handled promptly and expertly, and the coaches are always super-clean and pleasant to ride in, with friendly and knowledgeable drivers. I have to say that working with your company is one of the easiest and smoothest parts of my job!”