Regulations

Is LAX Getting Bossy About Bus Paint?

Posted on October 19, 2011
It may be easier to fly over LAX's landmark Theme Building than drive by it in a charter bus, especially if the bus is not the same color as the others in a fleet. But, then, the theme building changes colors, too.

It may be easier to fly over LAX's landmark Theme Building than drive by it in a charter bus, especially if the bus is not the same color as the others in a fleet. But, then, the theme building changes colors, too.

It may be easier to fly over LAX's landmark Theme Building than drive by it in a charter bus, especially if the bus is not the same color as the others in a fleet. But, then, the theme building changes colors, too.
It may be easier to fly over LAX's landmark Theme Building than drive by it in a charter bus, especially if the bus is not the same color as the others in a fleet. But, then, the theme building changes colors, too.
Most of the buses in VIP Limousine and Coaches' fleet are colored white with the company insignia as seen above. But two buses are gray, and have run afoul of the LAX paint police.
Most of the buses in VIP Limousine and Coaches' fleet are colored white with the company insignia as seen above. But two buses are gray, and have run afoul of the LAX paint police.

Webb founded VIP Limousine and Coaches in 1985 and now runs its fleet of 70 vehicles with his son, Roger, out of the company’s Santa Ana headquarters and warehouse.

Greater California Livery Association President Mark Stewart told LCT he has heard of a few past such incidents involving paint rules at LAX, but it never was a pressing issue. He plans to meet with LAX landside operations officials on Nov. 8 to discuss this incident along with an agenda of regulatory items related to the GCLA. “This is the first time we’ll be discussing this issue,” Stewart said. “It could be isolated, or something that they are starting to enforce.”

— Martin Romjue, LCT editor

Related Topics: airport rules, California operators, Greater California Livery Association, industry regulations, LAX, Mark Stewart

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