As a third-generation bus business owner, Bill Hinds brings more than 45 years of experience to American Transfers & Tours. Working alongside his grandfather and father as a young man, he decided to venture out on his own in 1984. Armed with two employees and his personal savings account, Bill founded what has become one of the leading event transportation management companies in the country.
Bill started ATT with Motor Coach Tours for senior groups. He operated over 20 tours in 1985. In 1987, he saw an opportunity in convention shuttles and pivoted in that direction. Bill forged relationships with convention and event leaders across the United States. Through his persistence and background in the business, Bill was able to expand his services to include national conventions, sporting events and meetings.
Understanding that large events sometimes need more than bus and shuttle transportation, Bill began offering his expertise in a new market, parking management, in 1998. With this new company, American Traffic Management (ATM), ATT became a turn-key source for event, convention, and meeting planners.
Today, ATT staff has tripled in size and its corporate fleet of mini buses has more than doubled. Bill’s professional team of drivers and event coordinators are found running shuttles, directing traffic, and coordinating routes for local and national accounts.
Bill continues to oversee all of ATT’s day-to-day operations. He recently served as transportation chair for the ASAE convention (2012), PCMA event (2010) held in Dallas, and MPI event (2020) held at Gaylord Texan Grapevine