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BusRates.com launches enhanced website, upgrades features ALEXANDRIA, Va. - BusRates.com, the No. 1 online group travel database and charter bus operator directory, has upgraded its website with features designed to help operators more efficiently manage their accounts and information on the site. The website now features a "My Account" area where operators can access detailed reports, manage and respond to customer reviews, update company and posting information, bid for placement of each listing, and request add-ons and new listing locations. "The great thing...

 
CALENDAR AUGUST 2015 4 Pennsylvania Bus Association Bus Inspection workshop, York Springs, Pa. Info: www.pabus.org/ 8-12 Georgia Motorcoach Operators Association-Alabama Motorcoach Association-South Central Motorcoach Association Regional Meeting, Lake Lanier Islands, Ga. Info: www.alabamamotorcoach.org. 10-11 2015 Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association Convention, Hotel Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Ind. Info: www.mbmca.org. 13-16 2015 NAMO Annual Conference, Crowne...

Colorado ruling encouraging for operators in pot states DENVER - Motorcoach companies operating in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, or both, should be encouraged by the outcome of a court case in Colorado. A medical marijuana patient who was fired for failing a drug test isn't entitled to get his job back, even though marijuana is legal in the state, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled last month. "Employees who engage in an activity such...

Crayola attraction opens; Nashville Ryman expands ORLANDO, Fla. - The theme-park capital of North America has a new group- friendly attraction. Buoyed by the success of the first Crayola Experience in Easton, Pa., where the attraction has drawn consistently strong crowds since opening in May 2014, the company opened its second Crayola Experience here early this month. It's likely...

Customized financing creates new acquisition possibilities By Scott Baer Bus and motorcoach companies are always searching for opportunities to grow their businesses in cost-effective ways, and equipment financing is one path to expand or upgrade fleets without a large outlay of cash. The value of a bus or motorcoach comes from using it, not owning it, and coach operators may...

Feds propose emissions, fuel standards for buses, trucks WASHINGTON - Six years after the federal government began an earnest effort to develop fuel-efficiency rules for over-the- road buses and trucks, proposed rules have been developed that would cut both bus and truck fuel consumption and carbon pollution. Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the...

Financing market favorable for bus and coach purchases It might be a good time to buy that new or used shuttle bus or motorcoach. "I think right now, in my 25 years of experience, that there's more capital available in this market than there ever has been," said Greg Berg, director of commercial finance at Allied Specialty Vehicles, a $1.8 billion manufacturing company that...



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