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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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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.
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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

Driverless shuttle service coming to University of Michigan

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:11:00 PST

Will use two fully automated, 15-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to transport students, faculty and staff on a nonstop two-mile route.

Park City deploys Proterra's for Utah's first battery-electric transit fleet

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:41:00 PST

The deployment also represents the first implementation of Proterra's innovative battery-lease financing model.

Greyhound awards largest contract in Prevost history

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:56:00 PST

The contract specifies the delivery of 60 coaches in 2017, with the option of delivery for the remaining balance of 300 over the next 3 years.

Alstom receives contract for Ottowa light rail expansion

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:22:00 PST

The contract is worth almost $223.9 million and part of an effort to extend the Confederation Line further east by 7.5 miles and west by 9.3 miles.

Panasonic, TransitScreen partner for real-time transit tech

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:18:00 PST

The two companies use real-time, multi-screen displays to help city residents and visitors navigate infrastructure and urban transportation.

Washington State converts to electric buses with ZEPS

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:12:00 PST

Adoption of Complete Coach Works' Zero Emission Propulsion System is part of Washington's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and focus on electrical energy.


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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