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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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RSS Upcoming Events

13 Oct 2019 Looking Ahead to 2019 - 46th Annual Convention and Trade Show 10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Mark your calendar for the 46th Annual Convention and Trade Show.  

October 13 - 15, 2019

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, CA 92008 

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25 Oct 2020 Looking Ahead to 2020 - 47th Annual CBA Convention and Trade Show 10/25/2020 - 10/27/2020

Mark your calendar for October 25-27, 2020 for the 47th Annual CBA Convention and Trade Show at the beautiful Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs). 

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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

L.A. Metro to be first in U.S. to install subway body scanners

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:08:00 PST

The portable passenger screening technology will help detect weapon and explosive device security threats on the transit system.

GRTC announces interim CEO

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:58:00 PST

Will replace current CEO David Green, who is resigning at the end of August.

SARTA-led consortium seeks grant to increase sustainability

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:17:00 PST

If approved, the grant will provide the funds needed to take the project from an exciting vision to a job-creating, pollution-reducing reality within five years.

GreenPower delivers 3 more all-electric buses to City of Porterville

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:11:00 PST

The delivery represents the halfway mark for Porterville’s initial order of 10 zero-emissions transit buses.

CTA upgrading security cameras as part of 'Safe and Secure' program

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:05:00 PST

Work is underway to upgrade old cameras to high-definition and add new cameras at four stations along the Blue Line.

New England Wheels Packs Durability, Accessibility into a Low-Floor Minibus

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:15:00 PST

The 22-foot, 15-passenger true low-floor recently achieved a score of 91 on the new Altoona Testing pass/fail test upon completion of testing in March 2018.


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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

Silverado Stages, Inc.

Bakersfield, Goleta, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Torrance - California