Management & Operations

ABA, UMA discuss policy, unification

Posted on April 1, 2005

Staffs of the American Bus Association (ABA) and the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) met last March in Washington, D.C., to review the process of policymaking and other issues, including TEA 21 reauthorization, transit competition, safety and security programs and unification of the two organizations. The groups also discussed concerns over the increase of non-compliant curbside operators that skirt safety rules and unfairly compete with compliant operators. In addition, a coalition of private transportation associations, which included the ABA, met to promote the inclusion of all interested transportation parties in the federal planning process, and improved administration and enforcement of the current charter rules while protecting against unfair competition. With ballots due on May 2, executives of the groups have asked their members to vote in favor of unification of the two associations. “ABA and UMA are asking our respective members for their support in helping to join the two associations into one national organization,” said Ron Eyre, chairman of ABA’s board of directors, in a March letter to members. “By uniting two successful associations into one, that new association can more effectively use the limited resources in the industry to make our voice heard even louder in Washington and through North America.”

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

More News

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

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


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