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UMA Aims For Record Attendance At D.C. Lobbying Event

Posted on January 14, 2019
Attendees to the 2018 Capitol Hill fly-in lobbying event take time out from legislative visits for a group shot. (photo: UMA)

Attendees to the 2018 Capitol Hill fly-in lobbying event take time out from legislative visits for a group shot. (photo: UMA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) will host hundreds of individual representatives from a variety of the bus and motorcoach industry groups as it plans the largest industry legislative fly-in event of its kind on April 2-3.

These industry representatives will join together with the common goal of meeting with members of Congress to discuss issues critical to the overall protection of the industry. The event's goal is for operators to meet face-to-face with as many of their congressional representatives as possible. By the end of these meetings, UMA plans to have educated these legislators about the value of the bus and motorcoach industry, its concerns, and solutions.

“I am pleased with the growing energy and collaboration transpiring between a wide variety of industry leaders who will be coming together with a single agenda for this important event," said UMA President and CEO Stacy Tetschner in a press release. "We are excited to expand the invitation list this year to include all industry leaders, both regional and national, to unite and provide input for this year’s legislative agenda.”  

Attendees will be able to network with fellow industry members of major associations and organizations nationwide to create a unified vision that will be communicated with their elected leaders. Expected participants in this year’s legislative fly in are active leaders, owners, operators from within the bus and motorcoach industry and the many organizations that make it up.

“Bus and motorcoach operators at last year’s event exhibited unparalleled passion and commitment to sharing their personal experiences with members of Congress who in turn, were very interested in hearing from them as constituents, business owners and employers from the community they have been elected to represent," Tetschner said. "With the amount of high-level interest in our event thus far, I believe participation will surpass any previous year.”

Source: UMA press release

Related Topics: buses, legislation, lobbying, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, United Motorcoach Association, Washington DC

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