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About the CBA

Promoting Professionalism, Safety & Integrity in the Motorcoach Industry. CBA monitors all legislative issues that could impact the industry and works closely with the government entities to achieve realistic results on behalf of its members.

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RSS Upcoming Events

21 Oct 2018 45th Annual Convention and Trade Show 10/21/2018 - 10/23/2018

Resort at Squaw Creek Lake Tahoe

Olympic Valley, CA

Information available in 2018

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13 Oct 2019 Looking Ahead to 2019 - 46th Annual Convention and Trade Show 10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Mark your calendar for the 46th Annual Convention and Trade Show.  

October 13 - 15, 2019

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, CA 92008 

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Welcome to the California Bus Association


Since, 1969, the California Bus Association has given Motorcoach companies a venue to pursue excellence in the industry.  Our dedicated members work together to provide information that assists all operators, large and small, in their daily business success.

The association is a resource and offers members information on compliance with regulatory agencies - the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, Air Resources Board and others.

 

Continuing Education Opportunities

The association has an annual spring maintenance seminar where technicians from across California come to learn the latest technology and best practices to keep the coaches operating safely.  Each year in Sacramento we hold a Charter Party Carrier Round-table discussion with the various agencies that regulate our industry. This results in better understanding between the operators and regulators. The annual convention which is held in October each year, is another excellent opportunity for our members to learn about regulatory issues, safe operations and connect with industry vendors.

 

Other CBA Activities and Accomplishments

CBA has established relationships with the CHP (Motor Carriers), PUC, DMV and other agencies to keep ahead of issues and help resolve immediate situations that are affecting your Company.

CBA monitors the board of Equalization meeting agendas to make sure an inadvertent change is not made to taxes or fees that pertain to the bus industry.

The CBA board is a committed group of bus owners or managers who are available via conference calls to discuss legislation or issues affecting the motor coach Industry. The board gives direction to the CBA Lobbyist who arranges meetings with legislator’s staff to discuss the facts of the issue(s) and to educate the author as to how our industry operates.

CBA has reciprocal relationships with the Northwest Motor Coach Association, American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, and School Bus Contractors Association to keep abreast of the issues affecting Motor Coach and School Transportation.

CBA Board members attend other State Association meetings to be informed of issues other states are dealing with.

CBA has been an association for the past 48 years with both long-term and newer members. This allows for mentoring of the new members and a good history of what our industry has endured through the many years.

 

Professional Advocacy

CBA monitors all legislative issues that could impact the industry and works closely with the government entities to achieve realistic results on behalf of its members.

 

CBA News

March 23, 2018 - Airport Shuttle Operators - Important Information on Vehicle Compliance for all California Airport Serviced - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is promoting the development and use of zero-emission airport ground transportation. In that promotion, there will be a requirement to convert some or all of airport type shuttle buses to zero emissions vehicles. Click here to view the CARB presentation. 

The CBA President and Board will be reviewing this pending CARB action and would appreciate your input. Please email your comments to info@cbabus.com

 

May 4, 2017 - Welcome to our new website featuring member only content. Please click on the “Member Log In” tab for instructions on logging in. If you have any problems at all, just give Suzie at the CBA office a call.


Trending News

Here's the latest news from Metro Magazine and the United Motorcoach Association

FTA offers $84M for technologically advanced transit buses

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:02:00 PST

Low-No Program supports projects bringing bus technologies such as battery-electric power and hydrogen fuel cells into service.

DCTA receives $2.6M to construct bus maintenance facility

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:48:00 PST

The new facility will accommodate up to 45 buses and provide cost savings for the agency, with less buses having to travel to an alternate facility.

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:46:00 PST

The college, which is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration, will host an AV on campus April 24 and 25.

New York MTA to unveil Bus Action Plan to improve service

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:13:00 PST

This is the first of several action plans to be released by NYCT President Andy Byford to shape his overarching corporate plan due within his first 100 days on the job.

DOT's new BUILD program makes $1.5B in funding available

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:59:00 PST

Will replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

LANTA to provide free rides for Lehigh University students, staff

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:54:00 PST

The authority and university have agreed on a reimbursement rate per trip taken.


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CBA Member Spotlight

Each month we will feature eight of our Operator members. If you would like to be included in this section of our site, please contact the CBA office at 800-664-2877.



Antelope Express

Palmdale, CA

West Valley Trailways

Campbell, CA

Pure Luxury Transportation

Petaluma, CA

American Stage Tours

Concord, CA




Pacific Coachways

Garden Grove, CA

H & L Charter

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Certified Transportation Services, Inc.

Santa Ana, CA

Silverado Stages, Inc.

Bakersfield, Goleta, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Torrance - California