ABA and UMA Team Up for Legislative Fly-In

For the first time ever the two biggest motorcoach associations are coming together to work for the good of the industry by holding a joint Capitol Hill Day, April 10-11. Seeing the advantage of speaking with one unified industry voice to help move key legislative objectives  for the industry forward, the  American Bus Association and the United Motorcoach Association are bringing their membership together to help tackle a number of industry issues.
 
“The ABA leadership and ABA staff are excited about the idea of holding a joint fly-in together this April,” said ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso, CTIS. “The motorcoach industry has always faced the same issues in Washington, regardless of which association members belong to, and being able to bring those issues to Capitol Hill in a cohesive manner will make this year’s event more effective for the membership of both organizations.”
 
The joint UMA-ABA Capitol Hill Day event is open to members of both organizations and will include a professional legislative briefing for all participants, a group dinner, a customized schedule of appointments with legislators, and a debriefing meeting at the end of the day. The event itself is free for association members but attendees are responsible only for their lodging and transportation. To learn more about the event, go to the UMA website. 
 
ABA urges to participants book their rooms by March 20 at https://www.uma.org/capitol-hill/.
 
Event Schedule:

April 10
• 1:30 - 4 p.m.: Legislative briefing and Capitol Hill instruction at the Homewood Suites
• 6:30 p.m.: Group dinner
 
April 11
• 7 – 8 a.m.: Breakfast and last-minute questions and updates at the Homewood Suites
• 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Individual meetings with U.S. senators/representatives (arranged for you)
• 4 - 6 p.m.: Capitol Hill meeting debrief and reception
 
“It’s exciting to be part of this new venture, bringing together the energy of both our associations,” said UMA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner. “There are so many areas where our legislative goals are aligned that it just makes sense.” 

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

Contact

Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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