What's In A Name
Penny Trail Express, Inc. is a woman-managed, American-produced, and family-founded business. Lead by CEO, Lisa Coleraine, Penny Trail Express, Inc. values the experience of keeping families, couples, and friends together by creating a positive experience for transporting two walking-impaired people.

Family is our most important value for Penny Trail Express, Inc. In fact, family was the biggest motivation for the creation of the company name, Penny Trail Express, Inc.  

The namesake of the company originated from a story with our beautiful niece, Lydia. She loved being around people, laughing and having a fun time.

One Saturday night at the age of sixteen, her parents went out of town and allowed her to stay home alone for the first time. She was excited and planned to have a friend over. Word of Lydia’s night of freedom quickly spread as flyers were created, photocopied and distributed. Lydia learned she was having a party!

The big night came, and so did the people, a lot of people! Inside the party house, Lydia’s mom, Debbie, had been collecting pennies for many years and had a very large container full of the coins sitting just inside the front door. At some point in the night, the kids started a penny fight. Pennies were thrown throughout the house and yard. They were EVERYWHERE!

When Lydia’s parents came home, Debbie began to notice pennies everywhere she looked. Debbie had a pretty good idea Lydia had a party, but she knew Lydia was not likely to admit it. The next time she was alone with one of Lydia’s friends, she asked how she liked the party, indicating Lydia had told her all about it. The friend spilled it all, laughing about the fun time they had.

The following year, our beautiful Lydia was killed in an automobile accident. Throughout our grief and in the years to follow, we continue to recall that story, and it always brings laughter. Whenever any of us find a penny in our path, we take a moment to remember Lydia.

Therefore, when we formed our company, it was only natural to include Lydia. After all, her trail of pennies always leads us in the right direction.