Bus

ABA raises $150K for Foundation

Posted on February 8, 2013

The generosity of 3,300 delegates and strong support from corporate sponsors enabled the American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation to raise more than $150,000 during ABA’s Marketplace 2013.

These funds will help power the ABA Foundation for 2013 and enable the organization to focus on its core mission of providing critical research and scholarships to the motorcoach, tour and travel industry.

The ABA Foundation does not have a dedicated funding source and relies exclusively on charitable contributions from industry companies and individuals for its entire budget.

ABA Foundation Marketplace Sponsors
•    Blue Man Group, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando, Universal Resorts (Auction Sponsors)
•    SinglePoint Communications (Technology Sponsor)
•    ABC Companies (M1235 Mid-Size Passenger Coach Donation)
•    Prevost (H3-45 Touring Coach Donation)
•    Hard Rock International (Afterglow Event Sponsor)
•    IHG (Zumba Event Sponsor)

“Marketplace delegates have, once again, shown their generosity and support for the work of the ABA Foundation,” said Foundation Chairman Doug Anderson.  “We are working every day to provide the information and tools that the industry needs to change minds and win new allies for motorcoach travel and tourism.”

The ABA Foundation is calling on its industry family to visit www.buses.org and apply for 20 scholarships worth nearly $60,000. The program has supported over 200 industry scholars providing nearly $600,000 in scholarship funds. Scholarships offered range from $2,500 to $10,000, with categories open to bus and tour operators, hoteliers, restaurants, museums and every facet of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

San Francisco introduces interactive, online performance dashboards

The site contains results from 13 key areas, including the percentage of on-time performance, mode share, crime stats, the agency’s carbon footprint, collision data and other information aligned with the SFMTA’s strategic plan.

ABC founder, industry icon Clancy Cornell passes

The founder of ABC Companies, Clancy grew a small transport service — Faribault Bus Service — into an industry force leaving an indelible list of accomplishments and memories in his path.

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

Allied Specialty Vehicles names Furman to VP sales post for ASV Bus

Shawn Furman has been named southeast regional VP of sales for ASV Bus. Furman will represent ASV’s commercial, transit and school bus brands and report to John Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing for ASV Bus.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close