October 4, 2022

NWS & BWS Acquired By Salt Lake Express

Salt Lake Express is pleased to announce the acquisition of Northwestern Stage Lines, a transportation company based in Spokane, Washington and Boise-Winnemucca Stages in Boise, Idaho. The deal closed on October 4th, 2022 and includes a further expansion of routes and destinations offered by Salt Lake Express.

These 2 companies will join Salt Lake Express’ bus network, giving passengers the ability to book rides from Seattle to Las Vegas and many places in between. Currently, Northwestern Stage Lines/Boise-Winnemucca travels to more than 25 destinations with connections to Airports, Amtrak and intermodal bus stations.

Salt Lake Express hopes to honor the legacy created by these 2 companies and continue to provide the service that these regions have come to know and expect.

Northwestern Stage Lines Bus Charter

“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a successful family company that’s been in business since the mid 1930s,” said Cleto Achabal, owner of Northwestern Stage Lines and Boise-Winnemucca. “I’ve worked with excellent employees and served amazing customers. We’ve always concentrated on the customer, one customer at a time, by keeping the basics in focus. Providing a clean bus that’s on time and delivers a safe and uneventful trip.”

“We are thrilled about this new opportunity,” said Jacob Price, owner of Salt Lake Express. “These companies have been a transportation staple in the states of Idaho and Washington for many decades and we couldn’t be happier to carry on their legacy.”

Price said that it was really important to them that they kept Northwestern’s reputation and standard of service intact. He stated that Salt Lake Express isn’t looking to come in and change everything. What they really hope to do is just continue to provide transportation solutions to the good people of Washington and northwestern Idaho while improving the customer experience through technology and better connectivity throughout the west coast.

The biggest change customers can expect to see in the future is the ability to purchase and manage their bus tickets online through an updated website.

“If there’s anything we can add to the already stellar reputation of these companies, it’s the ability to make routes more accessible,” Price said. “There are people in the region who rely on these buses and shuttles to get them where they need to go.”

In addition to these new routes, Salt Lake Express has recently added a direct route from Boise to Salt Lake as well as routes throughout eastern and southern Utah. Hitting destinations like Moab, Vernal, and even Blanding. If you’re interested in booking a trip visit SaltLakeExpress.com or call 800-356-9796.

For more information about this addition to the Salt Lake Express network, contact Lisa Young, the company’s regional relations director, at 208-356-9796 ext. 6145 or at lisa.young@saltlakeexpress.com.

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