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Issue Date: 11/15/2014

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Fedsí insurance proposal is seen as attack on industry
WASHINGTON - If federal regulators succeed in raising the minimum required liability insurance on passenger coaches to $10 million, or possibly even $25 million, it would have a chilling effect on small...
Electronic logging devices: Whatís the big deal?
EVERYWHERE - The inevitability of federally mandated electronic logging devices already has sunk in for a handful of motorcoach operators.

While comments filed with the feds this past summer...

Automakers try to put the whole world on wheels
DETROIT - The nation's car builders, which dealt the bus industry a huge blow in the 1950s and 60s when they put unprecedented numbers of Americans behind the wheel of autos, are threatening the industry...
Workers get help from employers to buy health coverage
NEW YORK - In an era of lackluster or no growth for many small businesses, any increase in costs is unwelcome news.

And, so it is with group health insurance premiums.


Academy Express buys New York City coach companies
NEW YORK CITY - Academy Express has wrapped up the purchase of two of the city's major motorcoach operators, Go Bus and MCIZ Corp., which is the No. 1 supplier of charter buses to the New York City Department...
Canadian border guards screen for Ebola at crossings
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canadian border guards are now screening for the Ebola virus at land crossings between Washington state and British Columbia.

Travelers entering Canada are being...

25-mph speed limit in Big Apple: No problem for buses
NEW YORK CITY -- Lower speed limits implemented in New York City earlier this month aren't expected to be a problem for motorcoaches, mainly because it's too congested to drive buses very fast in Manhattan,...
Now, itís hotels that are playing the airline-fee game
NEW YORK CITY - America's hotels are apparently going fee happy as they attempt to play catch up with the airlines.

For many travelers and those who book hotel rooms, the list of hotel surcharges...

Hotel occupancy climbing, rates, too
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- The U.S. lodging industry will achieve 65 percent occupancy in 2015, the highest national occupancy rate since the hotel research firm, STR Inc., began reporting data in 1987.


Policy of a $500 penalty for negative online reviews backfires on hotel
HUDSON, N.Y. - The New York Post reports that a boutique hotel's effort to limit bad online reviews, followed by its not-so-subtle attempt at humor, bombed badly on both fronts.

The online fireworks...

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