ABA Member Dale Krapf of Krapf Coaches to Testify on 2015 Surface Transportation Act

ABA thanks member Dale Krapf of Krapf Coaches in West Chester, Pa., for representing the motorcoach industry during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Highways and Transit Subcommittee's hearing to examine the implementation of various motor carrier provisions and reforms passed in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, P.L. 114-94) to improve safety, reduce regulatory burdens, enhance employment opportunities for veterans, and more.

Dale will join panelists FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez; Mike VanMaanen, owner of Eastern Missouri Commission Company on behalf of the Livestock Marketing Association; Capt. Christopher Turner, president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; and Jennifer Tierney, board member of the Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways on behalf of the Truck Safety Coalition.

The FAST Act

Signed into law in December 2015, the FAST Act included many important provisions for passenger carriers, such as sending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) back to the drawing board regarding financial responsibility limits and a major overhaul of the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. Other key provisions in the comprehensive legislation include equal access for motorcoaches on toll and HOV/HOT lanes and accountability to Congress regarding the length of time it takes to process new entrant applicants.

The hearing will be streamed live Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. EST and can be viewed here.  

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.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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