Our connection with William, or as everyone knew him by as “Bill”, goes back many decades. He was a dear friend and a true Icon in our industry given all he knew, and especially all he contributed in so many ways to us and countless others. Bill was a walking encyclopedia of information of our industry with his vast knowledge and experiences given Bill had traveled the world studying bus transportation, but his love and passion for our industries heritage was truly what he seemed to enjoy most the past many years.
At 97 years young, Bill hadn’t been too active the past many years or able to get out much, but the list of accolades connected to Bill stretches far and wide with all he accomplished, the BusRide Magazine he started and ran for well over 25 years before selling off to be continued by other owners, the numerous safety classes around the country he spearheaded, his numerous books he authored related to our industry, his personal library of industry related material he donated to the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI to start an industry related library of material for others to access, to so much more… Bill will truly be remembered as a legend of our industry and sorely missed!
Pictures here were taken during some of our visits when we had the opportunity to stop and visit Bill in Spokane, WA on our way thru to Minnesota with some of the buses we purchased for our Busboys Collection Museum from the West Coast.