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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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29 Aug 2017 TSA Workshop - Northern CA 8/29/2017

A Northern California TSA / CBA security planning workshop has been scheduled for August 29, 2017. Click here to register today.

August 29, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Royal Coach Tours
630 Stockton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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31 Aug 2017 TSA Workshop Southern CA 8/31/2017

A Southern California TSA / CBA workshop has been scheduled for August 30, 2017. Click here to register today.

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13 Oct 2017 California Highway Patrol Safety Summit - 10/13/17 10/13/2017
In partnership with the California Trucking Association, the CHP presents the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit (CVSS) at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, California. In association with this event, the CHP is now taking applications for the Safe Transportation Achievement Recognition Awards.
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15 Oct 2017 44th Annual Convention & Trade Show 10/15/2017 - 10/17/2017
Join bus companies from all over the west at this year’s exciting and informative convention! As always, the CBA Convention & Trade show will afford you the opportunity to exchange your ideas, war stories and experiences with other operators and suppliers. Invest four days in the future of your company! You can’t afford to miss it. Register Today
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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

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

MARTA's Parker among Atlanta's 'Most Admired' CEOs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:27:00 PST

This distinction by The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes Atlanta’s leading executives in various industries and professional disciplines, according to the publication.

Proterra receives Raleigh-Durham Airport order

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:06:00 PST

This purchase marks the company’s first airport customer and the first airport electric bus deployment in the Carolinas.

Calif.'s SMART commuter rail gets Federal green light to launch

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:19:00 PST

Train service will be free of charge on opening day, with the agency holding a community grant opening event. After opening day, SMART fares for everyone will be 50% off regular price through Labor Day, with regular fares set to be in place Sept. 5.

Fiat Chrysler joining BMW, Intel, Mobileye autonomous development group

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:34:00 PST

Will bring engineering and other technical resources and expertise to the cooperation, as well as its significant sales volumes, geographic reach, and longtime experience in North America.

Trip-planning app uses augmented reality to offer live passenger info

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

INIT, Innovations in Transportation Inc.'s DEPARTURESlive is a multimodal trip-planning mobile app that uses augmented reality to provide the user with not only live views of all the stops nearest to them, but also with live departure information, arrival and departure alerts, pedestrian navigation, and more.

SEPTA app allows riders to report security, safety issues to police

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:05:00 PST

The SEPTA Transit Watch app, developed by ELERTS, enables riders to discreetly report issues to transit police in less than 20 seconds.


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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.


Classic Charter

Visalia, 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