We don't know whether any Celtics coaches call on BostonCoach, but the company does provide car and bus transportation for business and leisure travelers, as well as shuttle and charter services for groups. Its fleet includes more than 25,000 sedans, along with limousines, vans, SUVs, minibuses, and buses. Through its network of affiliates, the company serves more than 450 cities in some 35 countries including North America, Asia, and Europe. BostonCoach is a subsidiary of investment powerhouse FMR (Fidelity Investments), which founded the company in 1985 with three vehicles to serve its own employees.
BostonCoach also offers choreographed, multi-stop transportation for road shows, such as a product launches or press tours. Through its Best of Boston subsidiary, BostonCoach provides services for group travel and events throughout New England including arranging transportation, tours, meetings, and entertainment.
BostonCoach has grown rapidly in the past few years, fueled in part by American companies' expansion abroad and executives' demand for chauffeured transportation services like those they get at home.
But transportation providers including BostonCoach have had to put the brakes on recently as high gasoline prices and a plunge in demand caused by the economic downturn have hindered operations. In 2008, BostonCoach cut jobs and closed a call center in Everett, Massachusetts. – less