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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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12 Feb 2019 25th Annual Maintenance Seminar - Feb. 12-13, 2019 2/12/2019 - 2/13/2019
February 12-13, 2019

Motor Coach Industries - Hayward, CA

Your CBA sponsored Spring Maintenance Seminar has been designed to help bring more efficiency into your shops.

Keeping up with the seemingly endless technology enhancements on our Motorcoach equipment is a challenge not just for our California member shops but for shops all over the country. 


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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

Nearly 80% of commuters see public transit as backbone of mobility

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:51:00 PST

APTA report is based on the results of a qualitative focus group and a quantitative nationwide survey with a strong focus on millennials.

Optibus lands $40M to accelerate growth of AI-based SaaS platform

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:39:00 PST

The Series B funding will drive future product innovation and support expansion into new and existing markets.

Minneapolis Metro Transit adding 150 Bentech driver shields

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:24:00 PST

The shields will be delivered by the end of February, with the agency planning to install them on eight to 10 buses per week

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:12:00 PST

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

First Transit's Dunning retires after 38-year career

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:00:00 PST

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as a GM in Laredo, Texas.

Royal Star Hawaii adds 6 new MCI coaches

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:00 PST

The first delivery includes two 2019 MCI J4500’s with a 60-passenger seating capacity, while the other four coaches are 2019 D4505 coaches.


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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