Under Pressure from Industry, FMCSA May Reconsider Bus Leasing Rule

Under Pressure from Industry, FMCSA May Reconsider Bus Leasing Rule
Oct. 25, 2016
Politico Pro
By Lauren Gardner

FMCSA may rework portions of a regulation the bus industry says would do little to keep some companies ordered to shut down for safety reasons from simply doing business under a new name.

...“Their intent was good, but the execution is really what we have the issue with,” said Suzanne Rohde, vice president of government affairs at the American Bus Association.

The rule, industry says, conflates the concepts of “leasing” and “chartering” bus service in a way that would render many above-board arrangements untenable. 

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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.

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