Meet Coach USA and Megabus leader Linda Burtwistle
Linda Burtwistle – CEO of both Coach USA and Megabus
Linda Burtwistle, President and CEO of both Coach USA and Megabus, agrees sometimes you choose to work in the coach bus industry, other times it chooses you. Once there, you are either driven to succeed, or your team would never let you get behind a wheel.
Linda held pivotal roles that gave her insights into many different facets of the business. According to Linda, “It is no longer enough to just run a bus business; we have to be smarter about our business development activities, and smarter about technology”. Also, when you’re as big as Coach USA, you need to have uniformity in the way you approach things, the way you maintain your buses, the way you train your drivers.
In addition to her tremendous responsibility overseeing Coach USA operations daily, Linda is a proven leader in women’s issues including combating human trafficking. She has been named to the Board of Directors of Truckers Against Trafficking, which exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking. She previously served on the United States Department Of Transportation Advisory Committee On Human Trafficking as Vice Chairwoman.