Coalition of East Coast bus operators meets

More than 85 motorcoach industry participants turned up for a regional gathering of the Bus Association of New York State, New England Bus Association, Connecticut Bus Association and Massachusetts Bus Association that included operators of six states and a sharing of common issues.

Operators discussed potential solutions for shared problems including the driver shortage, and the regulatory environment, reaching the consensus that improving drivers pay would largely solve the shortage, but getting the public to pay well enough to afford it was difficult.

The five-hour event included operators from at least six states; speaking highlights included the potential impact of congestion pricing and other issues facing operators in New York City.

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