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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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29 Dec 2021 CBA Virtual Member Meeting 12/29/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on Wednesday, December 29th at 9am PT for our monthly update from the Board and it's committees. Register Here

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26 Jan 2022 New - CBA Monthly Virtual Member Meeting 1/26/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Starting January, 2021 CBA will host monthly virtual member meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Join us January 27 at 10am PT for updates from the 2021 Board of Directors plus an update from Josh Pane, Pane and Pane
January topic:  How to get your legislator involved to help you and the industry: CBA - Leg Training

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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.

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BusRates.com partners with WebFX for optimized search rankings, adding value for bus companies

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:15:00 GMT

BusRates.com has partnered with digital marketing firm WebFX to deliver higher search rankings & increased site traffic, driving more customers to bus companies listed on the lead generation site.

UMA shifts dates for 2021 Motorcoach EXPO to April 21-25, based on strong member feedback

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:04:00 GMT

UMA Motorcoach EXPO will be held April 21-25, 2021 in Orlando, FL. This is a date shift intended to increase attendance due to hopes for expanded vaccine availability and federal relief funding.

UMA applauds passage of legislation providing direct relief for bus and motorcoach operators

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:47:00 GMT

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 contains $900 billion in additional coronavirus relief, including $2 billion for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act.

Private bus and vessel industries furlough 308,000 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 17:25:00 GMT

The U.S. private motorcoach, school bus and domestic passenger vessel industries have furloughed 308,000 employees since to the COVID-19 pandemic and they urge Congress to provide economic relief.

52 Senators back CERTS Act economic relief for motorcoach industry

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:30:00 GMT

Motorcoach operators reached a milestone of more than half the U.S. Senate signing on as co-sponsors for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, S. 4150.

Motorcoach industry thanks Sen. Susan Collins for leadership in efforts to save industry

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:11:00 GMT

Presidents from the two leading motorcoach associations, UMA and ABA, released a statement of gratitude to Sen. Susan Collins for her leadership in efforts to save the industry through the CERTS Act.

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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