The Councils of the American Bus Association's Board of Directors provide a forum for Board members to discuss pertinent legislative, regulatory, and operational issues. They also serve as a conduit between Board members and ABA members, to ensure that all industry service segments have their interests represented and to promote inclusiveness in the actions and discussions of the ABA Board.
The Charter-Tour Bus Operator Council
Composed principally of bus operators with more than 25 coaches, which provide charter, tour, sightseeing, special event shuttles, convention shuttles, packaged tour, and local receptive operations as a majority of their business operations.
The Fixed Route Bus Operator Council
Composed principally of bus operators that provide scheduled service along fixed routes between intercity destinations, as well as commuters, airport shuttle service, casino line runs, package express, and special operations as a majority of their business operations.
The Enterprise Bus Operator Council
Composed principally of bus operators that have fewer than 25 motorcoaches involved in motorcoach operations. Representatives in this Council primarily share best practices and discuss issues facing smaller operators regardless of service type.
The Tour Operator Council
Composed principally of operators providing tour services, step-on guides, travel planning, packaged tours, and receptive operations as a majority of their business operations. Representatives on the Tour Operator Council generally do not own any motorcoaches, but work in close partnership with the three Bus Operator Councils and the Travel Industry Council.
The Associates Council
Composed principally of business representatives that identify themselves as members of the motorcoach industry supply chain, including the bus manufacturers, hardware suppliers, and suppliers of other maintenance and support services.
The Travel Industry Council
Composed principally of business representatives that identify themselves as travel/tourism/destination marketing organizations, tourism service/transportation companies, lodging accommodations, dining/ attractions, and food service companies.