ABA Member Alerts are time-sensitive communications containing important information for your business, a call to action or both. Each member receives the alerts via email the day they are sent out. Current Member Alerts are published below, and past alerts may be found in the archive.
ABA Operators to Receive Daily Security Reports (May 23, 2013)
Operators will begin to receive the Transit and Rail Intelligence Awareness Daily (TRIAD) report on a daily basis via email. This report provides a summary of potentially dangerous individuals and activities that may target transportation companies for acts of terrorism or other serious crimes. This bulletin is provided in partnership with the American Public Transportation Association, Transportation Security Administration and Information and Infrastructure Technologies, Inc.
ABA Sends Out Its Thoughts and Prayers as Deadly Tornadoes Touch Down Near Oklahoma City and Across the Midwest (May 21, 2013)
During these sad and difficult days in Oklahoma, the American Bus Association wishes to express its deepest condolences to the many people who have lost family members, friends and colleagues and whose homes and businesses were destroyed by last night’s devastating tornado that struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City. ABA is here to help our many members in Oklahoma and others in the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry, to get information out to the public about what is taking place as the clean-up and recovery process begins.
A just-released economic survey of delegates attending the American Bus Association’s 2013 Marketplace in Charlotte, N.C., shows that, once again, ABA’s Marketplace is unmatched as the industry travel and trade show where business gets done. The report by the New York economic consulting firm John Dunham and Associates shows that Marketplace generated $108.3 million in booked and future business for show participants. That $108.3 million figure represents a $30 million increase from 2012 to 2013, or a 28% growth over the total amount of business generated at Marketplace 2012 in Grapevine, Texas.
ABA Sends Thoughts and Prayers as Wildfire Touches Pigeon Forge (March 18, 2013)
The American Bus Association is monitoring a fast-moving wildfire that has destroyed many buildings in and around Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Pigeon Forge is a very popular tour destination and home to many ABA members. We have long worked closely with officials and attractions there to promote the city as a great tourist destination. During the next several hours, our friends and colleagues in Pigeon Forge will be in our thoughts and prayers, and ABA will do all it can to keep our membership informed about what is taking place.
Beware of ‘Fair Guide’ scam targeting ABA members (March 8, 2013)
A new round of mailings claiming affiliation with ABA Marketplace has surfaced from the Fair Guide and Construct Data Publishers for an "exhibitors directory." This is NOT an ABA-sponsored publication; this is a fraudulent solicitation that commits those who return it to paying $1,717 per year over three years to a Slovakian company. Please warn your employees to be on the lookout for this scam.
ABA Members Encouraged to Report Bus Companies Suspected of Operating Illegally or Unsafely (Feb. 20, 2013)
If you see a motorcoach operating in an unsafe manner or if you know of a company that is operating illegally or not domiciled where they claim to be, now is the time to get that information to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT hotline for anonymous reporting of unsafe carriers is 1-888-DOT-SAFT (368-7238), or you may report suspected violations securely online at http://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov. You may also call ABA’s offices, if you prefer, at 1-800-283-2877.
Winter Storm Hits Northeastern U.S. (Feb. 8, 2013)
As a large winter blizzard moves north and east along the eastern seaboard and into New England, ABA wants you, our motorcoach, tourism and travel members, to know that, during the next several days, our staff will be available to help any way we can to get the word out to our members and the public.