Invitation: ABA Open Conference Call on Annual State Inspection Program Rulemaking, Help ABA Develop

Dear Motorcoach Industry Leaders and Partners in Motorcoach Safety,
This note is an invitation to join us on a open conference call to assist ABA in understanding the impact of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the creation of a mandatory annual state inspection program for commercial motor vehicles of passengers on the motorcoach industry.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has asked that as an industry, we consider a number of questions related to the creation of this program. ABA needs your help in providing us with some direction as to what we should seek to achieve with this rule on behalf of the bus industry.

To access the call please dial: (877) 320-2871 [US & Canada Toll Free] or (408) 337-0084 [International Toll]

Passcode: 5387229507, #

To learn more about the information that FMCSA is seeking, please visit -

We need your input! As many of you may recall, FMCSA convened a number of listening sessions on this issue a couple of years ago, including one at Marketplace in St. Louis. The responses that we got at that time were varied, and now it is time to start to build some concensus as your industry spokesman.

All ABA members are also encouraged to file individual comments.

Comments are due June 27, 2016.

Click here for an outline of ABA's comments and principal questions needed for a response.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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