Board Committees

Executive Committee

The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide oversight, advice and coordination of the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and related projects by the Board of Directors.

Ad Hoc Investment Committee

The Ad Hoc Investment Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with monitoring the administration and investment of the ABA reserve funds. The committee evaluates the fiscal performance of the investment portfolio and reviews the Association’s investment options. The Ad Hoc Investment Committee also approves the investment policy and portfolio management plan.

Ad Hoc Committee on ADA

The Ad Hoc Committee on ADA is the Board Committee principally charged with monitoring the implementation of and compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The activities of this Committee will include a review of policy statements by the appropriate agencies and related staff, discussion of best practices, outreach to third party groups as well as a review of training materials developed to assist with operator compliance efforts.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the ABA Budget and the financial performance of the Association over the past year. The committee will be presented with the audited and unaudited financial reports for the Association. The ABA Vice Chairman chairs the Audit Committee.

BusPAC Committee

The BusPAC Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with overseeing the administration and execution of a motorcoach industry political action committee. BusPAC is entrusted with contributing to the political campaigns of members of the U.S. House and Senate who support the private over-the-road motorcoach industry. It obtains its funds by soliciting contributions from all authorizing company's executive and administrative employees. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the BusPAC Committee.

By-Laws Committee

The By-Laws Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing and updating the ABA Bylaws. Another important function of this committee is to ensure the adherence to the Bylaws in all actions and duties undertaken by and attributed to the Board. The ABA Vice Chairman chairs the By-Laws Committe.

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing and ruling on charges of violation of the Association's Code of Ethics. A violation of the Code of Ethics may warrant censure, monetary fine, suspension of membership, withdrawal of membership privileges, or expulsion from the ABA. Another important function of this committee is to investigate and resolve complaints regarding newly submitted applications for ABA membership and complaints that a member is no longer eligible for membership. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the Ethics Committee.

Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee is the Board Committee charged with developing, reviewing and directing ABA's strategic initiatives to elevate awareness among key audiences that motorcoaches are the greenest way to travel. Committee members examine ways to raise the visibility of the role motorcoaches play in environmental stewardship, discuss ways to leverage motorcoaches' eco-friendliness among policy-makers, and investigate how to continuously improve the ways in which the green coach story is delivered to elected officials, ABA members, the media and consumers. A member of the Board of Directors chairs the Environmental Committee.

Finance and Budget Committee

The Finance and Budget Committee will be the committee principally charged with developing and reviewing the ABA budget, investments and other finances. The Finance and Budget Committee will help develop the proposed budget each year and will provide oversight to the Board throughout the year. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the Finance and Budget Committee.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the attendance and participation of existing Board members at Board meetings, determining the turnover of Board seats, vetting viable candidates for election to the Board by the membership, and re-nominating expiring Directors to the Board. The Committee also evaluates the performance of the Board, its structure, degree of membership representation, and meeting format. The ABA Past Chairman chairs the Governance Committee.

Hours-of-Service Task Force

The Hours-of-Service Task Force is an ad hoc ABA committee that includes the ABA Government Affairs and Policy Committee, the ABA Strategic Safety Committee and the Bus Industry Safety Council. This group is charged with compiling and reviewing industry best practices related to operations that are in compliance with the current motorcoach hours-of-service. This group will review and develop an industry consensus in response to emerging research and regulations related to driver fatigue, potential changes to the motorcoach hour-of-service, and overnight driving policies.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with developing, reviewing, and disseminating the policy positions taken by the ABA. The committee will often be presented with the emerging transportation issues of the day and will be depended upon to recommend policy strategies that the Association may pursue. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the Policy Committee.

Strategic Safety Committee

The Strategic Safety Committee is the Board Committee charged with the developing, reviewing and directing ABA's strategic safety goals and initiatives. In meetings, committee members will review all safety related policy issues, the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) issues agenda for consistency with committee goals and ABA policy positions, oversee ABA participation in the Motor Coach Standards Review Council, and assess research proposals on strategic safety issues. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the Strategic Safety Committee.

Time and Place Committee

The Time and Place Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the venues, geographic orientation, and timing of the meetings of the Board of Directors. This includes reviewing the progress, contractor proposals and venue bids for prospective and anticipated Marketplace sites. A member of the Executive Committee chairs the Time-Place Committee.