Management & Operations

ABA touts record attendance at New York City networking event

Posted on February 1, 2004

The 2004 American Bus Marketplace, sponsored by the American Bus Association (ABA) and held Jan.16 to 21 in New York City, was the ABA’s largest event to date. Nearly 3,000 ABA delegates gathered at the Jacobs Javits Convention Center to network and build relationships with more than 500 motorcoach and tour operators. The Marketplace focused on individual appointments where North American motorcoach and tour owners and operators met with travel industry representatives to obtain information on destinations, attractions, lodging and restaurants. More than 80,000 appointments, a variety of educational seminars, 17 all-delegate network functions and sightseeing tours kept the delegates busy throughout the week. Social functions, including a show at the Rockefeller Center and a 10-show Broadway extravaganza, provided exciting entertainment and networking opportunities for attendees. While in New York, ABA president and CEO Peter J. Pantuso and other ABA delegates spoke with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on various industry issues, including the importance of motorcoaches to tourism in the New York area, as well as, parking and idling issues. The next Marketplace will be held in Chicago, Feb. 5-10, 2005.

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

More News

Gibson to lead west transit, rail practice for WSP | PB

His experience includes rail systems projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the implementation of systems and track work for a major light rail transit extension in St. Louis.

Profile: Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Susan is an expert on the subject of carsharing. Today, we are using Lyft to travel from her office to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where we will take the subway to have lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco.

COTA's Stitt announces retirement plans

During his tenure, he oversaw the transformation of public transit in Central Ohio, including a downtown circulator, an airport shuttle, and a comprehensive redesign of the entire bus network.

MARTA to add fresh produce kiosks at four rail stations

The markets provide a convenient shopping alternative for fresh, affordable, and locally grown produce.

U of Fla., FDOT, City partner to create ‘smart testbed’ for advanced technologies

This will be the first such program in Florida to involve a city, a university, and a state DOT. It will also involve industry partnerships to facilitate the development and operation of test bed.

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 number 1 resource for vocational 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