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ABA Urges Congress To Fix Broken Motorcoach Inspections

Posted on April 29, 2015
(L to R): Clyde J. Hart Jr., ABA Senior VP of Government Affairs & Policy; FMCSA Chief Counsel Scott Darling; ABA VP of Government Affairs Suzanne TeBeau Rohde; and ABA President Peter Pantuso at an ABA event in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Photo by ABA)

(L to R): Clyde J. Hart Jr., ABA Senior VP of Government Affairs & Policy; FMCSA Chief Counsel Scott Darling; ABA VP of Government Affairs Suzanne TeBeau Rohde; and ABA President Peter Pantuso at an ABA event in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Photo by ABA)

(L to R): Clyde J. Hart Jr., ABA Senior VP of Government Affairs & Policy; FMCSA Chief Counsel Scott Darling; ABA VP of Government Affairs Suzanne TeBeau Rohde; and ABA President Peter Pantuso at an ABA event in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Photo by ABA)
(L to R): Clyde J. Hart Jr., ABA Senior VP of Government Affairs & Policy; FMCSA Chief Counsel Scott Darling; ABA VP of Government Affairs Suzanne TeBeau Rohde; and ABA President Peter Pantuso at an ABA event in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Photo by ABA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Bus Association submitted testimony to the House of Representatives on April 29 telling lawmakers the federal/state partnership for motorcoach inspections is “broken,” which potentially could put passengers at risk.

The testimony from ABA President Peter Pantuso was formally submitted to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

ABA press release and link to full comments here

In a related development, ABA executives, board directors and members held about 25 meetings on Capitol Hill April 29 with several Senators and House members along with staff members. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Chief Counsel Scott Darling also addressed the Board of Directors and gave ABA an update on recent activities within the regulatory agency.

ABA press release here

Related Topics: American Bus Association, buses, charter and tour operators, federal regulations, motorcoaches, passenger safety, Peter Pantuso, Safety, safety inspections, vehicle safety

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