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January 2014

2014 Innovative Operator of the Year: C&J Bus Lines

Whether it’s developing its workforce or working to make every aspect of a customer’s trip an enjoyable experience, the Portsmouth, N.H.-based operation, chosen as METRO Magazine’s inaugural Innovative Motorcoach Operator of the Year, focuses on fostering and maintaining partnerships at every level.

June 2012

How To Generate Motorcoach Business Leads

Websites such as Bus Rates.com and charterbusconnect.com do most of the homework for you. Some operators are using their current customers as sources for new leads. Additionally, trade shows offer the opportunity to establish personal relationships.

March 2012

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A whole host of new regulations and possible legislation are on the horizon for motorcoach operators. METRO spoke to the ABA's Norm Littler and UMA's Ken Presley to find out the latest on some of the issues.

March 2012

FMCSA Begins Query Into Hours-of-Service

As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s quest to make motorcoach travel safer, the FMCSA has begun conducting listening sessions to solicit concepts, ideas and information. The first such session was held at the ABA’s Marketplace in January.

May 2011

FMCSA, NHTSA release NPRMs for EOBRS, seatbelts to increase safety

The proposed rule EOBR rule also would eliminate the need for motor carriers to retain certain HOS supporting documents, such as delivery and toll receipts, which are currently used to verify the total number of hours drivers spend operating the vehicle.

April 2010

Motorcoach, tour and travel industry outlook

Peter Pantuso, CTIS, is the president and CEO of the American Bus Association.

February 2010

Could a Voice From the Hill Change the Charter Rule?

After a senator’s proposal resulted in an exemption granted to a Seattle transit agency to provide transportation to sporting events, many in the motorcoach industry are concerned for the Rule’s future and defend its importance.

June 2009

Coach parking options shrink, rules increase

Many cities have made it difficult for motorcoaches to determine where they are able to park after dropping off its passengers.

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