July 26, 2011 | Issue #102

Senate Committee Releases Highway Reauthorization Proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee released a proposal for a two-year highway reauthorization bill last week.... more

DOT: Obama Administration Has Increased Scrutiny Of Unsafe Operators

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week that in the past two years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has placed as many unsafe truck and bus companies out-or-service as it had in the previous decade.... more

Twenty One Congressmen Sign Letter Urging Prevention Of Government Competition With Private Business

A contingent of 21 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) recommending that the remaining 2012 appropriation bills be free of provisions that inhibit the ability of federal agencies to contract with the private sector, including small business.... more

Apply for $8.8 Million in Wheelchair Lift Grants Now

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the availability of $8.8 million in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) wheelchair lift grants as part of its Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility Program. The current grant application deadline is September 12, 2011.... more

Results Are In For Roadcheck 2011: Motocoach Vehicle And Driver Compliance Rates Up From 2010

Commercial motorcoach companies continue “to improve the maintenance and safety of their operations” according to the results of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2011.... more

The Open Road Foundation Provides Money For Coach America Employees Effected By N.D. Floods

The Open Road Foundation announced that it has provided victim assistance grants worth a total of $74,000 to 19 employees of Coach America to help defray those families’ expenses related to severe flooding along the Souris River in the Minot, ND area.... more

ABA Participates In DC Motorcoach Appreciation Day

On June 30th, ABA staff teamed up with representatives from Destination DC and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to participate in Washington D.C.’s “Motorcoach Appreciation Day.”... more

Marketplace 2012 Education Schedule Now Online

Delegates preparing form Marketplace 2012 can now view the full educational schedule for this year’s show on the ABA website... more

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Appoints Hospitality Veteran Greg Naylor as Director Of Sales

Hard Rock International announced that veteran hospitality executive Greg Naylor has been appointed to the newly created position of director of sales for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.... more

FIVE Conference Issues Third Call For Papers

The Fire In Vehicles Conference (FIVE 2012) has issued its third call for papers.... more

Rep. Richardson Introduces Legistation To Stop Unreasonable Airport Parking Fees

Representative Laura Richardson (D-CA) has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that will prevent airports and other transportation terminals from charging bus operators unreasonable fees for parking.... more

Maximize Your Visibility At Marketplace By Donating To The ABA Foundation Auction

The ABA Foundation is now accepting donations for its 2012 Marketplace auctions.... more

New ABA Members To Add To Your 2011 Motorcoach Marketer

ABA warmly welcomes the following new members who recently joined the association... more