In recognition of the talent and foresight of the motorcoach industry throughout its rich history, and continuing on to this day, ABA has created two awards to celebrate the progress, humanitarian spirit and long-standing achievement of key individuals and leading organizations.

ABA Lifetime Achievement Award

The ABA Lifetime Achievement Award seeks to recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant dedication to the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry. In assessing candidates for this award, a special committee will consider those with at least 25 years of involvement in the industry, outstanding contributions and dedication to the industry, and outstanding contributions to their company and community. Nominators should include a narrative outlining the nominee's past contributions and dedication to the industry, his/her community, and ABA in their submission. Both current members and posthumous nominees will be eligible for consideration.

Please forward completed nominations to ABA at, via mail or fax to 202-218-7259 by December 19, 2014.

Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award

The Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award presented by the American Bus Association and the Bus Industry Safety Council recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the profession of safety through the development or implementation of techniques, products or safety processes and demonstrates a commitment and investment in the day-to-day safety of the traveling public by motorcoach.

Please forward completed nominations to ABA at, via mail or fax to 202-218-7250.

Submissions are due by October 30, 2015!

Diversity Committee's Kaleidoscope Award

The ABA Diversity Committee's Kaleidoscope Award looks to recognize an individual or company/organization that has directly impacted the advancement and promotion of diversity within and among the motorcoach, tourism and hospitality industry. Award nominees will have articulated and implemented a vision that is strategic, forward thinking, energizes others and challenges his/her organization and the industry to create an environment that fosters diversity. They will also have demonstrated efforts to provide increased opportunities for underrepresented populations such as creating employment or leadership development programs.

Please forward completed nomination forms to Roderick Lewis at or fax: 202-842-0850. Feel free to contact Roderick with any questions at 202.218.7216.

Green Spirit Award Sponsored by MCI

The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Green Spirit Award Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) recognizes motorcoach industry leaders for their investment in environmentally responsible equipment and the adoption of green business practices.

The award will be presented during ABA’s Marketplace in St. Louis, Mo., January 10-13, 2015, to the motorcoach operator that demonstrates the greatest commitment to environmental stewardship in all areas of its business and community.

The Green Spirit Award is based on three aspects of a company’s operations: administrative, maintenance, and equipment and facility practices. Please complete and return this Green Spirit Award Nomination Form by Dec. 1, 2014, to or by fax to (202) 842-0850.