The California Bus Association is a professional association for the bus industry in the State of California. It represents bus operators at the state level of government and retains a professional legislative advocate in Sacramento to keep the association informed on pending legislation affecting the bus industry. CBA provides for professional development and the sharing of information through membership meetings, seminars, and its annual convention/trade show. Close communication is maintained with our members throughout the year, particularly through email notices.
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The association has the following membership categories
Regular Members - Category A
Are operators with vehicles of more than ten passengers, Passenger Stage scheduled operations such as sightseeing tours, airport services, transit, or charter operations. Operators in this category are entitled to one vote per company.
1 to 3 buses - $336.00
4 or more buses -$336.00 base dues plus $32.00 per bus for all buses in the fleet; dues not to exceed $5,250 per member company.
Regular Members - Category B
Are operators with buses not designed for a consistent level of service other than limited home-to-work and commuter or school bus service (80 percent of total operation must be of this nature). Operators in this category are entitled to one vote per company.
$499.00 base dues plus $16.00 per bus for all buses in the fleet; dues not to exceed $5,250.00 per member company.
Mixed Fleet Dues Schedule
The dues schedule for companies having mixed fleets of charter buses, school buses, limousines and sedans (with a seating capacity under ten) is $289 .00 base dues plus $32.00 for each charter bus and $16.00 for each school bus, limousine and sedan. Total dues are not to exceed $5,250.00 per member company.
Dues Pro-Ration Policy – Operator Only
The CBA membership / fiscal year is January 1 to December 31. For new operator or school bus contractor members joining mid-year, dues are prorated as follows to adjust all members to a common annual billing date:
January 1 to June 30 - Full annual dues
July 4 to October 31 - One-half the annual dues
November 4 to December 31 - Full annual dues covers up to December 31, of the following year
Companies having non-operating and supplemental products or services. This is a non-voting membership category and annual dues are $452.00
Entities mutually engaged in the tour and travel industry. This is a non-voting membership category and annual dues are $436.00.
Operator companies, not operating from California. This is a non-voting membership category and annual dues are $368.00.
Additional Requirements for Operators
Operator Members will be required to furnish the following items along with a completed application:
- A copy of your PUC Certificate
- Most recent terminal inspection
- Liability insurance certificate naming the California Bus Association as an additional insured
For more information on becoming a California Bus Association member, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-373-3503