Testimony and Corresponence

The American Bus Association actively advocates on behalf of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry. Appearing below is official ABA congressional testimony and correspondence with congressmen, senators, and congressional committees.

June 24, 2015
ABA testifies before House T & I subcommittee about rural transportation
ABA Board Member and Jefferson Lines President Steve Woelfel testified before the June 24, 2015, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing "Meeting the Transportation Needs of Rural America." ABA urged the subcommittee to fully recognize rural transportation providers in the planning process, expand the 5311(f) in-kind match program, and create additional transportation options through an Essential Surface Transportation program. Read >

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April 29, 2015
ABA submits testimony before House subcommittee on commercial motor vehicle safety
ABA submitted testimony for consideration before the April 29, 2015, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing "The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives, and the Role of Federal Regulation." ABA urged the subcommittee to address FMCSA regulatory reform, especially improvements to motorcoach inspection practices. Read >

September 20, 2012
ABA Testifies before House T&I Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials that motorcoach transportation in the United States continues strong year-to-year growth and remains exceptionally competitive against other modes of transportation, especially considering that Amtrak remains heavily subsidized by the federal government. Read >

March 22, 2012
ABA Testifies to House Energy and Commerce Committee
ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on March 22, 2012. Read >

March 31, 2011
ABA's Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee
ABA's Testimony to United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. Read >

March 29, 2011
ABA's Testimony to House T&I Committee
ABA's Testimony to Highway and Transit Subcommittee of The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Read >

August 2, 2010
Letter From ABA To Rep. Sam Farr
ABA's Letter Thanking Rep. Sam Farr For Sponsoring The Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act in The House Of Representatives. Read >