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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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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

Masabi, Swiftly partner for real-time info, ticketing solution

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:00:00 PST

The partnership will also see Swiftly’s real-time vehicle data solution integrated into Masabi’s Justride ticketing applications, when requested by the transit agency.

FTA to reimburse L.A. Metro for early work on Purple Line extension

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:00:00 PST

The approval also clears the way for Metro to take advantage of highly competitive tunnel contract bids, which have come in lower than expected.

RATP Dev USA deploys SmartDrive video program to bolster safety

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:53:00 PST

The program features and benefits allow agency management to identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement.

Utah Transit Authority adding 5 New Flyer battery-electric buses

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:40:00 PST

The award includes the zero-emission buses and supporting charging equipment, and was supported by FTA's Low-No program.

FTA issues new ultimatum on Honolulu rail project

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:21:00 PST

The FTA’s estimate puts rail’s price tag at $8.3 billion, which is $134 million more than the city’s budget estimate. HART now needs to find that additional money in the next 60 days.

GMs discuss impact of first-, last-mile solutions

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:12:00 PST

We asked top transit officials which mobility option (microtransit, autonomous vehicles or bike-share) do you feel could have the most impact at your agency?


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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