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ABA, UMA To Join Up At Annual DC Lobbying Event

Posted on February 28, 2018

The United Motorcoach Association Capitol Fly-In participants from 2017 (photo: UMA)
The United Motorcoach Association Capitol Fly-In participants from 2017 (photo: UMA)
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The American Bus Assocaition and United Motorcoach Association are moving toward a unified indusry voice in getting legislation passed that benefits motorcoach operators nationwide.

For the first time in their histories, the two groups will send leaders and members to Washington, D.C. April 10 and 11 for the joint UMA-ABA Capitol Hill Day, also known as the Capitol Hill Fly-In.

While the two groups hold separate conventions and events, and maintain their own membership lists and media outlets, the ABA and UMA recognize a need for common effort on an array of industry issues.

ABA President Peter Pantuso at a 2015 lobbying event on Capitol Hill (file photo)
ABA President Peter Pantuso at a 2015 lobbying event on Capitol Hill (file photo)
The joint UMA-ABA Capitol Hill Day event is open to members of both organizations and will include a professional legislative briefing for all participants, a group dinner, a customized schedule of appointments with Congressional legislators, and a debriefing meeting at the end of the day.

The event itself is free for association members but attendees are responsible only for their lodging and transportation. SCHEDULE HERE

“The ABA leadership and ABA staff are excited about the idea of holding a joint fly-in together this April,” said ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso, CTIS. “The motorcoach industry has always faced the same issues in Washington, regardless of which association members belong to, and being able to bring those issues to Capitol Hill in a cohesive manner will make this year’s event more effective for the membership of both organizations.”

Attendees should book rooms by March 20: Homewood Suites By Hilton Union Station.

Related Topics: American Bus Association, bus market, legislation, lobbying, motorcoach operators, United Motorcoach Association, Washington DC

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