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DENVER -- Motorcoach operators in and around Colorado, which last year became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales to people 21 and over, aren't fielding many -- or in some cases any -- requests for tours of the state's 334 licensed retail pot stores.

That's fine with some of the operators contacted by Bus & Motorcoach News.

"Colorado has so much more to offer," including skiing and conventions, said Todd Holland, president of Ramblin Express, which has 46 motorcoaches between its Denver and Colorado Springs offices. "That keeps...

 
WASHINGTON - With a month remaining before the deadline to pass a new highway funding bill, Congress is expected to do one of two things: agree to a comprehensive, long-term solution to perennial transportation funding shortages, or kick the can down the road.

Then again, it could take no action at all and dump the problem on the states, something that has been suggested by some lawmakers.

Whatever Congress does, it needs to do it fairly quickly,...

GREENBELT, Md. - Attention Kmart shoppers: Roadcheck is rolling around (again) to a destination near you.

The annual North America-wide safety blitz, operated under the aegis of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will be conducted from Tuesday, June 2, through Thursday, June 4.

Since Roadcheck is the largest targeted-enforcement program of commercial vehicles in the world, motorcoach operators should be ready for 72 hours of rigorous and thorough...

WASHINGTON -- The national average price of on-highway diesel fuel hit its lowest level in more than five years last month.

According to U.S. Department of Energy figures, the average price of diesel dipped as low as $2.75 per gallon last month before ticking up to $2.78 a month's end.

The price of diesel nationwide is roughly $1.19 per gallon less than it was a year...

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Academy Bus, the nation's largest privately owned motorcoach operator, has filled the last gap in its dominant presence along the Interstate 95 corridor by expanding into Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Academy also has become a competitor in the busy line-run business between Boston and New York City.

Academy announced it had acquired the former Southern Coach Co., founded...

WASHINGTON - As politicians in Washington struggle to come up with a plan for a new highway funding bill, some troubling statistics have been released that point out the urgent need to fix the nation's crumbling transportation infrastructure.

A study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) found that there are 61,064 structurally compromised...

By Dave Millhouser

BAM!

The whole bus shook, and came to an abrupt stop. I was backing a brand-new coach into a slot next to a building. This had involved pulling uphill on a side road, then backing across a busy street.

That's never a good idea, but the entertainment was just beginning. Assuming the coach had bottomed out, I pulled...



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