2021 Fall BISC-BusMARC Virtual Webinar Series | American Bus Association

2021 Fall BISC-BusMARC Virtual Webinar Series

Webinar | October 5 - November 30, 2021

Get “Back Up to Speed” This Fall With BISC & BusMARC Virtual Education

COVID-19 has challenged the bus and motorcoach industry. But we have been tested many times before. Each time, we’ve proved our resiliency, bouncing back. Because when people get together, even virtually, things get done.

As we gear up for January's resumption of in-person events, join us this fall for a limited series of virtual webinars and education session

The Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) is your forum to address the latest safety and compliance topics that affect motorcoach operations. The Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) is your forum to address the latest safety and maintenance topics that affect motorcoach operations.

For this Fall education series, no single registration is required and there are no fees to participate! All sessions are offered al a carte.

Session Registration is Now Open!

Education Schedule:

Following the dramatic and extensive impacts on the motorcoach industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, time is nearing where motorcoaches can get back on the road and back to business. As we prepare to operate in this new reality, ensuring that your safety, maintenance and compliance program is prepped and ready to go is essential. With the assistance of the peer-to-peer sharing of our lauded industry experts, let BISC and BusMARC help show you the way!

Tuesday, October 5

2 pm “Fall Webinar: Securing Employee Engagement in Communicating Safety”

Do you struggle to engage your employees in communicating safety? Are you having a hard time reaching 100% of your employees? During this session we will be discussing how to utilize technology to reach all employees. We will also discuss how to get employees excited about safety, as well as how to empower your employees to see and report potential safety concerns.

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Tuesday, October 12

2 pm

“Fall Webinar: Implementing and Embracing Safety Culture in Your Maintenance Shop”

Have you integrated your maintenance personnel into driver training? Are maintenance personel involved in your new coach purchases? The shop, driver, and all aspects of your operation need to be in sync while your vehicles are out on the road and trouble arises. During this session, we will also discuss pre- and post-trip inspections and the clear communication required for both motorcoach operators and mechanics to ensure continued success in your operations, so that near misses don't turn into crashes.

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Tuesday, October 19

2 pm “Fall Webinar: TSA Update on Rules, Regulations, New Guidance & Cyber Security Developments”

Find out the latest from TSA. What is going on with the Security Training Rule? Where do we stand with the Mask Order for our Passengers? What's new with Cybersecurity?

TSA published a notice extending the implementation date of its security training final rule this Spring.  The rule requires higher-risk surface transportation providers to provide security training for certain employees. In addition to other surface modes, the rule applies to certain over-the-road buses (specifically those fixed route and commuter operators providing service to New York City, DC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Newark, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and Philadelphia). Compliance with the rule will be instituted in stages. TSA has already created and maintained several free security training programs for the motorcoach industry.

Orders issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implementing the “Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel” are now in effect. The CDC order requires the wearing of masks by all motorcoach passengers and to notify passengers of this requirement. There is a very narrow list of exemptions to this requirement. The TSA order applies only to fixed route or scheduled service motorcoach operators and includes a signage/notification requirement, as well as a mechanism to report uncompliant or disruptive passengers. TSA may pursue civil penalties against non-compliant passengers ranging from $250-$1500. The TSA order is currently scheduled to expire on January 18, 2022.

During this session, find out more about the rule and some available security resources. It is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Are you beefing up your preparations for the next cyber attack? Find out about some new resources with BISC today.

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Tuesday, November 2

2 pm

“Vehicle Maintenance Lift Safety”

Vehicle lifts are common equipment found in maintenance facilities that allow mechanics to perform vehicle repairs more efficiently and safely when used properly. However, if used improperly, catastrophic injuries can occur when lifted vehicles become unstable and fall. This training session will focus on compliance with vehicle lift safety standards, equipment certifications, preventative maintenance, vehicle lift operations and operator training requirements. 

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Friday, November 12

2 pm

“Policy Prep Workshop”

We are all adjusting to the significant impact of COVID-19 in the workplace and the regulatory requirements to ensure the safety and health of our employees and customers.  With vaccine mandates being implemented on a state level, federal level (potentially), and sometimes a contract basis, are your policies and procedures keeping up with the changing landscape?

During this session, we will discuss how to approach evaluating what kinds of changes and policies you might need to consider, what scenarios and special situations might come up and how to integrate accommodations into the changes that you are making.

What key questions must you consider for your passengers and your employees before you get going or implementing a new policy? With the assistance of the peer-to-peer sharing of our lauded industry experts, let BISC help show you the way!

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Tuesday, November 30

2 pm



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