Congratulations to the Award Winners Recognized at ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace

Congratulations to all the award winners recognized during ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Charlotte.

BISC Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award
The Norm Littler Safety Award recognizes an individual or an organization affiliated with the motorcoach industry for their commitment and investment in the day-to-day safety of the traveling public.
Winner: Louis Hotard, ABC Companies, Faribault, Minn.

BusRide Good Stewardship Award
The BUSRide Industry Good Steward Award honors the recipient who demonstrates personal qualities that stretch beyond conventional leadership to inspire, nurture and guide bus and coach transportation.
Winner: Dan Eisentrager, Coach USA, Elk Grove, Calif.

Groups Today TODAY Award
The Groups Today Moxie Award is presented to the ABA bus and tour operator member who demonstrates spirit and valor in their company culture, marketing and tour planning.
Winner: Fly My Group, Bozeman, Mont.

MCI Green Operator Award
The ABA Green Spirit Award Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) recognizes motorcoach industry leaders for their investment in environmentally responsible equipment and the adoption of green business practices. The Green Spirit Award is based on three aspects of a company’s operations: administrative, maintenance, equipment and facility practices.
Winners: Badger Coaches, Inc, Madison, Wis.
Premier Transportation, Dallas
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Metro Innovative Operator Award
The Metro Magazine Innovative Operator of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose exemplary practices have set their company apart in the industry.
Winner: Transportation Charter Services, Orange, Calif.

ABA Media Women in Buses Award
The Women in Buses award recognizes the role of women in the motorcoach industry who work collaboratively on issues and concerns of women business leaders as well as industry specific trends in this male-dominated industry.
Winner: Camille JeBran, Trans-Bridge Lines, Bethlehem, Pa.

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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