The American Bus Association's Board of Directors maintain a number of standing and ad-hoc committees. Each Board member is expected to volunteer to serve on one or more ABA Board committee. Other ABA committees can be found here.
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide oversight, advice and coordination of the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and related projects by the Board of Directors.
The Audit Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the ABA Budget and the financial performance of the Association over the past year. The committee will be presented with the audited and unaudited financial reports for the Association.
Autonomous Vehicle Committee
The Autonomous Vehicle Committee is an ad hoc ABA committee that monitors technological advancements that would enable autonomous motorcoach operations, and evaluates the potential for autonomous vehicles to enter and impact the industry.
The BusPAC Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with overseeing the administration and execution of a motorcoach industry political action committee. BusPAC is entrusted with contributing to the political campaigns of members of the U.S. House and Senate who support the private over-the-road motorcoach industry.
The By-Laws Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing and updating the ABA Bylaws. Another important function of this committee is to ensure the adherence to the Bylaws in all actions and duties undertaken by and attributed to the Board.
The Environmental Committee is the Board Committee charged with developing, reviewing and directing ABA's strategic initiatives to elevate awareness among key audiences that motorcoaches are the greenest way to travel.
The Ethics Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing and ruling on charges of violation of the Association's Code of Ethics. A violation of the Code of Ethics may warrant censure, monetary fine, suspension of membership, withdrawal of membership privileges, or expulsion from the ABA.
Finance and Budget Committee
The Finance and Budget Committee will be the committee principally charged with developing and reviewing the ABA budget, investments and other finances. The Finance and Budget Committee will help develop the proposed budget each year and will provide oversight to the Board throughout the year.
The Governance Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the attendance and participation of existing Board members at Board meetings, determining the turnover of Board seats, vetting viable candidates for election to the Board by the membership, and re-nominating expiring Directors to the Board.
Government Affairs & Policy Committee
The Government Affairs & Policy Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with developing, reviewing, and disseminating the policy positions taken by the ABA on issues such as highway infrastructure, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the status of federal funding programs. The committee will often be presented with the emerging transportation issues of the day and will be depended upon to recommend policy strategies that the Association may pursue.
Marketplace Strategic Planning Committee
The ABA Marketplace Strategic Planning Committee looks at the value added, pricing, location, and format associated with ABA’s annual Marketplace. The committee is always assessing, comparing and establishing a philosophy of “lessons learned” from other industry events. A member of the Board will chair the Marketplace Strategic Planning Committee.
Strategic Safety Committee
The Strategic Safety Committee is the Board Committee charged with the developing, reviewing and directing ABA's strategic safety goals and initiatives. Committee members review all safety-related policy issues, oversee ABA participation in the Motorcoach Standards Review Council, and assess research proposals on strategic safety issues.
The Technology Committee is the committee principally charged with monitoring and analyzing technological change and developments that could affect the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry.
Time and Place Committee
The Time and Place Committee is the Board Committee principally charged with reviewing the venues, geographic orientation, and timing of the meetings of the Board of Directors. This includes reviewing the progress, contractor proposals and venue bids for prospective and anticipated Marketplace sites.