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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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25 Feb 2020 2020 CBA Maintenance Seminar - February 25 - 26 2/25/2020 - 2/26/2020
February 25 - 26, 2020

Prevost - Hayward, CA

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The two-day CBA Maintenance Seminar, hosted by Prevost at their Hayward California facility, will spotlight common and unique systems for all major Motorcoach manufacturers.

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25 Feb 2020 CBA February 2020 Board of Directors Meeting 2/25/2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This is an in-person meeting of the California Bus Association's Board of Directors.

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17 Mar 2020 CBA March 2020 Board of Directors Meeting 3/17/2020 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This is an in-person meeting of the California Bus Association's Board of Directors.

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18 Mar 2020 2020 CBA General Membership Meeting 3/18/2020 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The California Bus Association welcomes you to join us on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Sacramento to have a discussion with the PUC, the DMV, the CHP, CARB, and more.
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25 Oct 2020 2020 CBA Convention and Trade Show 10/25/2020 - 10/27/2020

Mark your calendar for October 25-27, 2020 for the annual CBA Convention and Trade Show at the beautiful Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs). 

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28 Oct 2020 CBA October 2020 Board of Directors Meeting 10/28/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is an in-person meeting of the California Bus Association's Board of Directors.
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24 Oct 2021 2021 CBA Convention and Trade Show 10/24/2021 - 10/26/2021

Mark your calendar for October 24-26, 2021 for the annual CBA Convention and Trade Show at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada.

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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

Best and worst cities for commuting on public transportation

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:00:00 PST

Boston's public transportation network, which allows riders to get nearly anywhere in the area within 30 minutes, ranked No. 1.

NY MTA, union condemn rise in bus operator attacks, call for more penalties

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:45:00 PST

The announcement came a week after a B15 bus operator was violently assaulted while driving.

STV names new VP for design build team in Northeast U.S., Canada

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:02:00 PST

Located in the firm’s New York office, Fred Tallarico will be responsible for business development and project oversight.

LADOT places largest electric bus order in U.S. history

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:49:00 PST

The agency's purchase will add 155 zero-emission buses to the city’s fleet.

The car remains king in L.A. despite growing public transit options

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:11:00 PST

Survey finds a perceived lack of safety and convenience are dissuading people from using public transportation.

U.S. DOT makes $1B in BUILD grant funding available

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:34:00 PST

The maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $100 million can be awarded to a single state.

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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

Santa Barbara Airbus

Santa Barbara, CA