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About the CBA

Promoting Professionalism, Safety & Integrity in the Motorcoach Industry. CBA monitors all legislative issues that could impact the industry and works closely with the government entities to achieve realistic results on behalf of its members.

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23 Oct 2022 48th Annual California Bus Association Convention & Trade Show 10/23/2022 12:00 AM - 10/25/2022 12:00 AM

Mark your calendars for 2022's 48th Annual California Bus Association Convention and Tradeshow, October 23-25, 2022 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

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Welcome to the California Bus Association

Since, 1969, the California Bus Association has given Motorcoach companies a venue to pursue excellence in the industry. Our dedicated members work together to provide information that assists all operators, large and small, in their daily business success. The association is a resource and offers members information on compliance with regulatory agencies - the U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, Air Resources Board and others.


Press Release

Please read the CBA press release found in the November 13, 2021 issue of Bus & Motorcoach News

West Coast operators ‘thrilled’ to gather for first CBA show in 2 years


Continuing Education Opportunities

The association has an annual spring maintenance seminar where technicians from across California come to learn the latest technology and best practices to keep the coaches operating safely. Each year in Sacramento we hold a Charter Party Carrier Round-table discussion with the various agencies that regulate our industry. This results in better understanding between the operators and regulators. The annual convention which is held in October each year, is another excellent opportunity for our members to learn about regulatory issues, safe operations and connect with industry vendors.


Other CBA Activities and Accomplishments

CBA has established relationships with the CHP (Motor Carriers), PUC, DMV and other agencies to keep ahead of issues and help resolve immediate situations that are affecting your Company.

CBA monitors the board of Equalization meeting agendas to make sure an inadvertent change is not made to taxes or fees that pertain to the bus industry.

The CBA board is a committed group of bus owners or managers who are available via conference calls to discuss legislation or issues affecting the motor coach Industry. The board gives direction to the CBA Lobbyist who arranges meetings with legislator's staff to discuss the facts of the issue(s) and to educate the author as to how our industry operates.

CBA has reciprocal relationships with the Northwest Motor Coach Association, American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, and School Bus Contractors Association to keep abreast of the issues affecting Motor Coach and School Transportation.

CBA Board members attend other State Association meetings to be informed of issues other states are dealing with.

CBA has been an association for the past 48 years with both long-term and newer members. This allows for mentoring of the new members and a good history of what our industry has endured through the many years.


Professional Advocacy

CBA monitors all legislative issues that could impact the industry and works closely with the government entities to achieve realistic results on behalf of its members.


Trending News

Here's the latest news from Metro Magazine and the United Motorcoach Association

New infrastructure law 'a sweeping victory' for private bus and motorcoach companies

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:00:00 GMT

UMA lauds passage of Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act as a win for the private bus and motorcoach industry.

UMA Announces Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:54:00 GMT

The United Motorcoach Association announced its slate of candidates for open seats on the Board of Directors during a Town Hall meeting.

UMA Names Scott Michael President and CEO

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:06:00 GMT

The United Motorcoach Association announces Scott Michael has been named President and CEO, following a nationwide recruitment process that began in June. He begins on Monday, October 4, 2021.

The CERTS Portal is Open for Applications

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:08:00 GMT

Good news! The CERTS Portal at Department of Treasury is open for applications through July 19.

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CBA Member Spotlight

Each month we will feature eight of our Operator members. If you would like to be included in this section of our site, please contact the CBA office at 800-664-2877.

Antelope Express

Palmdale, CA

West Valley Trailways

Campbell, CA

Pure Luxury Transportation

Petaluma, CA

American Stage Tours

Concord, CA

Pacific Coachways

Garden Grove, CA

H & L Charter

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Certified Transportation Services, Inc.

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Barbara Airbus

Santa Barbara, CA