Good news! The CERTS Portal at Department of Treasury is open for applications through July 19.
United Motorcoach Association Chairman Jeff Polzien announced today the launch of a search for a new President/CEO.
The US Department of Treasury has issued guidance regarding the CERTS Act grant program. Neither the grant application nor the portal has been announced yet.
UMA is launching an exciting new event for the motorcoach industry, May 18-20: EXPO Encore. Combining fresh new content with the most popular recorded sessions from the 2021 Motorcoach EXPO, EXPO Enc
BusRates.com has partnered with digital marketing firm WebFX to deliver higher search rankings & increased site traffic, driving more customers to bus companies listed on the lead generation site.
UMA Motorcoach EXPO will be held April 21-25, 2021 in Orlando, FL. This is a date shift intended to increase attendance due to hopes for expanded vaccine availability and federal relief funding.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 contains $900 billion in additional coronavirus relief, including $2 billion for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act.
The U.S. private motorcoach, school bus and domestic passenger vessel industries have furloughed 308,000 employees since to the COVID-19 pandemic and they urge Congress to provide economic relief.
Motorcoach operators reached a milestone of more than half the U.S. Senate signing on as co-sponsors for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, S. 4150.
Presidents from the two leading motorcoach associations, UMA and ABA, released a statement of gratitude to Sen. Susan Collins for her leadership in efforts to save the industry through the CERTS Act.
Senators will introduce targeted $10 billion economic relief plan for over-the-road buses, including the motorcoach industry: Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act.
The Bus & Motorcoach Virtual Summit: Ready. Aim. RESTART, June 17-19, will bring expert business consultants together with motorcoach operators to help participants chart their future.
Nine miles of motorcoaches will circle the federal area of DC the morning of May 13. Motorcoaches Rolling Awareness is a positive event promoting the essential role of motorcoaches in America.
Motorcoaches will loop through the nation's capital Wed, May 13, in a Rolling Awareness Campaign to highlight the essential role motorcoaches play in nation's transportation and safety infrastructure.
House Ways & Means Chair and House Transportation & Infrastructure Chair requested the Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve consider providing at least $5 billion in loans to over-the-road buses.
The U.S motorcoach industry is requesting Congress put motorcoaches back on the road by making available $10B in grants and $5B in 0% interest rates to the industry among other initiatives.
UMA is calling on the Congress and the Trump Administration to take immediate action through loans and grants to alleviate financial and economic pressure on motorcoach operators.
UMA Chairman Jeff Polizien reminds bus and motorcoach operators UMA is ready to support them through this crisis with news and information and outlines important resources available.
President and CEO Stacy Tetschner will leave the United Motorcoach Association on March 6. Joining UMA as Interim President and CEO is Larry Killingsworth, an industry veteran.
Building on momentum from EXPO, UMA leaders have launched a powerful spring agenda including a legislative Fly-In to promote BUSREGS-21 and a Sales Summit to help operators build their businesses.
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry introduces landmark bill (HR 5462), known as BUSREGS, to reform runaway legislation and create economic opportunities for passenger carriers.
The United Motorcoach Association is pleased to announce that we have chosen UBT (United Bus Technology) as the official technology partner for BusRates.com.
Current events will drive topics for UMA's Safety Management Seminar. UMA announces schedule for annual event for bus & motorcoach industry's compliance, safety and risk management professionals.
The 2020 UMA Motorcoach EXPO, January 19-23, in Nashville, will feature an all new Mini Coach Pavilion on the trade show floor, adding mini buses and executive coaches to EXPO's mix of vehicles.
FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez joined UMA board during lunch on Thursday, June 6, at their meeting in National Harbor in Prince George's County, MD.
The New York State Senate approved new safety regulations for limousines, following an upstate crash that killed 20—17 passengers in Schoharie County.
The United Motorcoach Association and 20 partner organizations will be in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, April 3, to advocate for maintaining the partial fuel tax exemption for motorcoaches
United Bus Technology has signed on as the Signature Sponsor for the 2019 Bus & Motorcoach Industry Legislative Fly-In, April 2-3, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Twenty national, state and regional organizations have partnered with UMA to rally around a unified agenda for the 2019 Bus & Motorcoach Industry Legislative Fly-In, April 2-3 in the nation's capital.
A mobile exhibit aimed at raising awareness about the realities of domestic human trafficking will make its bus industry debut during UMA's Motorcoach EXPO, January 7-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Honors were bestowed on top competitors and industry standouts at the UMA Motorcoach EXPO held January 6-10 in Fort Lauderdale.
UMA will host hundreds of individual representatives from a variety of bus & motorcoach industry groups as it plans to power the largest industry legislative fly-in, April 2-3, 2019 in Washington, DC.
UMA will host FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez on Sunday, January 6 during the 2019 Motorcoach EXPO in Fort Lauderdale. The administrator will address the State Association Summit.
UMA members elected two new members to the board of directors and re-elected two current members. All operators on the board serve three-year terms and are elected by region.
FMCSA announced the long-awaited proposed revision of the “Lease and Interchange of Vehicles: Motor Carriers of Passengers” final rule, and it represents a win for UMA and private motorcoach carriers.
Attendees at UMA's Motorcoach EXPO will learn how to supercharge efforts to reach and win over consumers by unlearning strategies that don't work, with the help of best-selling author Scott Stratten,
Chicago’s so-called Party Bus Ordinance is having a significantly negative effect on tour planning by motorcoach operators, according to an online survey by the United Motorcoach Association.
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Dale Krapf will deliver testimony about the implementation of the FAST Act of 2015 to a House Subcommittee on May 22, 2018.
UMA Immediate Past Chair Dale Krapf testified about implementation of the FAST Act of 2015 to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways & Transit on May 22, 2018.
The first United Motorcoach Association (UMA) and American Bus Association (ABA) joint Bus & Motorcoach Industry Fly-in April 10-11 brought 116 industry participants to the nation's capital.
The Bus and Motorcoach Industry Fly In drew 116 industry leaders to the nation's capital to advocate for regulatory reform.
The United Motorcoach Association and the American Bus Association are sponsoring their first joint Bus & Motorcoach Industry Fly In. It takes place April 10-11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) applauds Ray Martinez for his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Gladys Gillis was elected UMA Chairman of the Board on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Author, consultant and serial entrepreneur Les McKeown will help motorcoach operators understand how to achieve predictable success during a keynote address on January 7, at the 2018 EXPO.
UMA has announced candidates for open Board of Directors seats and mailed ballots to members. Ballots must be returned by Nov. 1 to be counted. Directors are elected by region.
President Donald Trump announced this week that Raymond P. Martinez, chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, is his choice to lead the FMCSA.
UMA's regulatory agenda took another step forward with the announcement that enforcement date of the Lease and Interchange Rule for Passenger Carriers has been pushed back to January 1, 2019.
UMA calls the action a victory in the fight against regulatory overreach and expressed gratitude to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao for her role in the commonsense outcome.
UMA's next chief executive officer is Stacy Tetschner, CAE, an experienced association executive, who has run the National Speakers Association for 18 years. His first day will be
A pro-growth legislative plan to enhance safety and rein in regulatory overreach was introduced as H.R. 2120 by Rep. Scott Perry. More than 70 UMA members in DC held 300 meetings to rally support.
Steve Klika, who is managing the search process to replace retiring UMA President & CEO Victor Parra, will serve as interim President & CEO beginning April 1, while the recruitment process continues.
Motorcoach operators scored a regulatory win this week with the announced withdrawal of FMCSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Carrier Safety Determination, one of UMA's top legislative priorities.
Motor carriers and drivers subject to the Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service Supporting Documents rule.
The members of the United Motorcoach Association stand ready to work with Secretary Chao to advance safety and improvements in our infrastructure.
To clarify existing regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued guidance today.
During the next few months, the UMA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors will be working on a transition program preparing for the appointment of the next President/CEO
We only need to watch the news to know that we are currently living in an era when terrorist desire to disrupt our way of life by killing and maiming innocent citizens.
The United Motorcoach Association's first Annual International Driver Competition will be cosponsored by Crum & Forster Insurance and Shriver-Capacity Insurance. The competition takes place Feb. 28.
Prevost will cosponsor the United Motorcoach Association's first Annual International Driver Competition. The competition will take place Feb. 28, 2017 in St. Louis at the UMA EXPO.
Winter weather is here and the newest link on the UMA Driver Member website provides information for motorcoaches traveling through Georgia during inclement weather.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the following statement regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) annual reports for over-the-road bus operators.
The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) will introduce the first ever UMA Annual International Driver Competition for motorcoach drivers at the 2017 EXPO.
St. Louis, Missouri based brewer Anheuser-Busch will officially host an evening of entertainment and networking during the 2017 EXPO. Attendees will be invited to the Sneak Preview After Party
For the first time, bus and motorcoach drivers will have their own membership category. Enrollment in the program is simple, convenient, and economical. Sign up TODAY!
According to the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Law Enforcement & Public Safety Agencies announce the Security and Traffic Restrictions for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Registration officially opens on Wednesday, June 15th. Operators can save money during their first 2 weeks of registration - sign up by July 1st for the lowest registration price offered for 2017!
Summer Semester Begins June 29th! Expand your skills and improve your knowledge from the comfort of your home or office in the Bus & Motorcoach Academy. It's a great online resource!
Please check your inboxes for your 2016 Member Assessment Survey. This is your chance to help steer UMA's course for the coming year - your feedback is vital in helping us better serve you.
On April 4th, UMA launched its new website. The new site is extremely user friendly and features much more content and functionality than the previous version.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be performing large truck and bus safety inspections over a 3- day/72 hour period across jurisdictions in North America.