Bus Association Concerned over Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rule Change

Bus Association Concerned over Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rule Change 
Transportation Today
Melina Druga
Aug. 8, 2017

The American Bus Association (ABA) recently expressed concern over changes proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to rules governing lease and interchange.

“Our industry strongly supports efforts to ensure safety for our more than 600 million annual passengers,” ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso said. “While we absolutely support the need to remove ‘bad actors’ from our nation’s roads, we should not penalize good, compliant carriers with unnecessary, ineffective leasing requirements. We appreciate the FMCSA for taking steps to make certain [it] get this rule right, but urge the agency to ensure our members and the industry as a whole have a voice in the process. We want to help FMCSA, but confusing and nonspecific notices do not allow our members to respond thoroughly.”

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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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