LEAD1 Announces New Partnership with GO GROUND®

JUL 18, 2019

LEAD1 Announces New Partnership with GO GROUND®

Four different transportation initiatives will be provided to LEAD1 member schools.

The LEAD1 Association, which represents the athletics directors of the 130 member institutions of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), announced that it has executed a five-year partnership agreement with GO GROUND®, to provide our membership with ground transportation services (through 2024). GO GROUND®, the leading group ground transportation and logistics specialist for colleges and universities, will offer four different transportation initiatives to LEAD1’s membership throughout the United States. Charter bus services will be offered to LEAD1 members around the following themes: Team Travel, Rivalry Road™ (Themed Fan Transportation), Buses Home™ (Express Campus to Community service at key breaks) and Road Trip™ (Student & Alumni Day Trips).

“We are proud to add GO GROUND® and this transportation program to our travel-related member offerings along with our sister Air Charter Program,” LEAD1 President and CEO Tom McMillen said. “Our member schools will not only save on costs, but also have safe and comfortable alternatives for students and alumni for fan buses, field trips and team travel. GO GROUND® brings great industry experience, skill and unique resources to this partnership.”

GO GROUND® is the ground transportation partner of the NCAA Championships, including March Madness. They provide a balanced approach of safety, service and savings which is supported by their industry first proprietary technology that includes online booking, integrated websites and mobile apps. A key part of the NCAA Championships program, and now LEAD1, is having STATS (Secure Transportation for Athletes, Teams and Students) certified bus operators serve our student-athletes.

“We are honored to partner with LEAD1 to offer our unparalleled level of charter bus service to their members and serve the entire campus, both athletics and academics,” GO GROUND® Founder and CEO Bill Maulsby said.

About the LEAD1 Association
LEAD1 represents the athletics directors of the 130-member universities of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Key to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools. For more information, please visit www.LEAD1Association.com.

About GO GROUND®
GO GROUND® is the leading group ground transportation and logistics specialist for colleges and universities. They are industry experts that focus on logistics and personal service to make the charter bus experience better by delivering a balanced approach of safety, service and savings and supporting that experience with their industry first proprietary technology that includes online booking, integrated websites and mobile apps. For more information, please visit www.GOGROUND.com.

LEAD1 Press Release