Membership Information

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.

The California Bus Association offers the following membership categories 

(Revised May 27, 2021)

Operator Members

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.

Dues Schedule

1 to 3 vehicles - $336.00 (either buses or smaller vehicles may be counted in this total)
4 or more vehicles - $336.00 base dues plus:

  • $32 per bus for all buses and
  • $16 per "other" vehicles in the fleet

Dues not to exceed $5,250 per member company.

Dues Pro-Ration Policy – New Operator Members Only

The CBA membership / fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. 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:

July 1 to December 31- Full annual dues
January 1 to  April 30 - One-half the annual dues
May 1 - June 30  - Full annual dues covers up to June 30, of the following year

Affiliate Members

Non-California-based operator companies, not operating from California. This is a non-voting membership category and annual dues are $368.00.

Associate Members

All non-operator companies. This is a non-voting membership category and annual dues are $452.00

Additional Requirements for All 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: information@cbabus.com or call 916-836-3340