Event Bus Brings A Unique Shuttle Experience To Area

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
A short, retired school bus, with the moniker “Bus-Da-Move,” has been seen moving around Warsaw since early in July, but it has not been taking students to school. It is part of a new business, owned by Charlie and Stacy McGann that offers transportation to and from events so everyone can have a good time. Both Charlie and Stacy have Class E licenses required in Missouri for operating a motor vehicle for employment that carries 14 passengers or less.
“We offer winery trips, birthday parties, shopping trips, bachelorette parties, etc.,” said Stacy McGann. “We have unlimited possibilities. We can coordinate with city events, can have tours that drive around Warsaw to a coffee shop, then the Fish Hatchery, some antique stores, and over to Clinton to the Old Winery. We can take people to Osage Beach for shopping trips, or to a place where they can float. We are open to suggestions.”
McGann said that she and her husband did a trial run on the bus at the beginning of July, and then took a group to see the fireworks at the Oar House. They also gave Warsaw High School students, dressed in their Prom finery, a free trip to Drake Harbor for pictures, and the Bus-Da-Move Facebook page discussed a planned trip to Olde Crow Winery in Clinton for pizza.
“We have put in seatbelts for all 14 seats, and we have insurance that covers driving anywhere in a 75 to 100 mile radius from Warsaw,” said McGann. “That can cover a lot of places. There are no restrictions onboard since groups hiring us are often already together a lot. But, the bus is sanitized after each tour, and hand-sanitizer is available on the bus. No masks are required for the clients (at this time), but if they want the driver to wear one, it will be done.”
 McGann said that no refreshments are served on the tours, but clients may bring coolers onboard. She said that most pickups and drop offs are made at central locations, but if a group of people live close to each other it is possible to pick up at individual homes.
There is a minimum tour of three hours for $240, or $80 per hour.  If all seats on the bus are filled, the cost per person would be $18. The maximum tour is six hours at an hourly rate of $75.
“We are cheaper than a DUI!” said McGann. “The Bus-Da-Move motto is “Life Uncomplicated.”
McGann said that they have had inquiries about tours, and are open for business. For information or to make a reservation, call 660-723-6052.