Management & Operations

ABA, UMA fight D.C. “Capitol Visitors Tax”

Posted on July 31, 2007

The American Bus Association has formed a coalition with the National Tour Association and the United Motorcoach Association to file a lawsuit in Washington, D.C. Superior Court to stop the city from collecting trip “permit fees” from each motorcoach entering the city.

 

For each “trip permit” fee, operators must surrender $50 per coach for each six-day period, or up to $2,200 per year for each bus. The lawsuit claims that the fees violate D.C. law and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and seeks a declaratory order, a permanent injunction against collection of the fees and refunds of any fees that are collected.

 

The tourism tax on bus operators could result in less visitor-generated local spending, meaning a decline in tax revenues collected by area retail businesses overall, according to the coalition. Traffic congestion in the city could also worsen as a result of this measure, coalition officials say, as each full motorcoach is estimated to take up to 55 cars off the road.

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