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WASHINGTON - Doubling the minimum liability insurance requirement for motorcoach operators will be devastating to the industry, forcing small companies out of business, throwing thousands of people out of work and reducing competition, say the nation's largest motorcoach insurer and the largest association representing private bus owners.

The United Motorcoach Association and Lancer Insurance Company, in separate documents filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, also claimed the FMCSA has insufficient information to justify increasing...

 
ASHBURN, Va. - When it comes to today's federal safety oversight and enforcement, bus and motorcoach industry executives are learning to expect the unexpected.

That's because companies that have undergone Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigations during the past year are reporting significantly different experiences and, outside of a very in-depth examination, nobody really knows what to expect.

One company may be given a couple of weeks warning...

TOLEDO, Ohio - The bus bandit has been busted again.

Former part-time coach driver Derrick Jones, who has been questioned, arrested, charged and convicted multiple times over the past decade in connection with stolen buses, was pulled over for speeding in Michigan last month while driving a bus that had been stolen last May from Bestway Charter Transportation in Rosemont, Ill.

Jones reportedly had been using the stolen Van Hool T2145 coach to run a charter...

Riders are responding well to a pair of luxury intercity shuttle services launched last spring in key Texas and East Coast commuter markets, say the operators, who are planning to expand their services to additional cities.

"Overall, we're really pleased with the business in the first … seven months," said Alex Danza, president of Vonlane, which started luxury service between...

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Times reported last month that more than one in five passengers riding Los Angeles County buses and trains were subjected to unwanted sexual advances or behavior during the first half of last year.

As part of a semi-annual customer review, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked more than 22,000 bus and rail passengers if they had...

By Dave Millhouser

One of my favorite shows is "America's Funniest Home Videos." In one episode, a muscular biker prepares to leap a dozen buses on his Harley, launching himself at 90 mph up a ramp constructed of toothpicks and chewing gum -- and I have to wonder, "What does he THINK is gonna happen?"

So, I'm looking out the window at 5-foot snow drifts,...

By Christian Riddell
Motorcoach Marketing Council

Over the past few months, one of the most common questions I've received is this: "How are we supposed to get good photos of our coaches?"

Let's face it. Every day your coaches hit the road to do interesting things, filled with interesting people and yet, when it comes time to drop a few key shots into...



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