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Hispanic Motorcoach Council

Hispanic Motorcoach Council A Council of the American Bus Assocation, HMC promotes the continued growth, fellowship & developmen A new group of predominately Spanish speaking motorcoach operators have come together to form the Hispanic Motorcoach Council/El Consejo Hispano de Autobúses (HMC) under the umbrella of the American Bus Association.

The group currently consists of roughly 50 member motorcoach operators and is looking forward to adding to its growing ranks. We invite you to join us, as the HMC offers support (through networking), knowledge and information related to security issues, safety risks, legislative oversight and government processes and regulations. Our goal is to make sure that each of our members are kept well info

The group currently consists of roughly 50 member motorcoach operators and is looking forward to adding to its growing ranks. We invite you to join us, as the HMC offers support (through networking), knowledge and information related to security issues, safety risks, legislative oversight and government processes and regulations. Our goal is to make sure that each of our members are kept well info

Driving Force wants to hear from you! Please fill out this short survey about your employee shortages. Thank you! https:...
04/21/2022

Driving Force wants to hear from you! Please fill out this short survey about your employee shortages. Thank you! https://paxtraining.com/landing/driving-force-survey/

Driving Force Wants to Know: What Are Your Employee Shortage Issues?

Please take a moment and fill this SHORT survey from Driving Force on your driver shortage issues. With this survey, Driving Force can tailor its materials and programming to help you attract the talent you need.

There will be a gift card drawing for all who fill out the survey. Please fill out the survey by May 6.

https://paxtraining.com/landing/driving-force-survey/

Questions? Email [email protected].

HMA and the Florida Motorcoach Association will be holding a joint meeting on June 9 in Orlando. Register today! https:/...
04/07/2022

HMA and the Florida Motorcoach Association will be holding a joint meeting on June 9 in Orlando. Register today! https://bit.ly/3ransy2

Thanks to Dc Trails Bus services and Five Star Tours and Charter Bus Company for sharing their story with Univision and ...
12/13/2021
Congress must act: we can’t afford to lose buses

Thanks to Dc Trails Bus services and Five Star Tours and Charter Bus Company for sharing their story with Univision and making our voices heard. #busesmoveamerica #CERTSfunding #drivershortage #drivingforce

Nationwide 25% of the bus industry has already closed due to COVID-19, and this number could grow to 40% without more financial support from Congress. If that happens, we could lose about 40,000 direct jobs in the bus industry – many of which support Latino families.

12/09/2021

ABA member Roger Giannini from MCA Transportation, Inc. in Orlando spoke with Univision today about the state of the motorcoach industry. #busesmoveamerica

HMC Chair Bill Torres of Dc Trails appeared on Telemundo to discuss the infrastructure bill and how the motorcoach indus...
11/16/2021

HMC Chair Bill Torres of Dc Trails appeared on Telemundo to discuss the infrastructure bill and how the motorcoach industry still needs help. https://bit.ly/3x6fKa5

#busesmoveamerica #certsfunding #infrastructure

HMC Chair Bill Torres from Dc Trails Bus services was profiled on a recent CNN Espanol piece on the motorcoach industry'...
10/28/2021

HMC Chair Bill Torres from Dc Trails Bus services was profiled on a recent CNN Espanol piece on the motorcoach industry's struggles with the COVID pandemic and driver shortage.

El presidente de HMC, Bill Torres, de Dc Trails Bus Services, se describió en un artículo reciente de CNN Español sobre las luchas de la industria de autobuses con la pandemia de COVID y la escasez de conductores. https://cnn.it/3vTHMVq

Join the Hispanic Motorcoach Council Virtual Meeting Today The Hispanic Motorcoach Council will hold a virtual meeting t...
07/29/2021

Join the Hispanic Motorcoach Council Virtual Meeting Today

The Hispanic Motorcoach Council will hold a virtual meeting today at 2 p.m. ET. We will discuss issues facing the industry and companies can talk about their key issues.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1487185743
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Or Telephone:
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Meeting ID: 148 718 5743
International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference

The Hispanic Motorcoach Council will hold a virtual meeting on July 29 at 2 p.m. ET. We will discuss issues facing the i...
07/23/2021

The Hispanic Motorcoach Council will hold a virtual meeting on July 29 at 2 p.m. ET. We will discuss issues facing the industry and companies can talk about their key issues. Details to participate to come...

07/16/2021

ABA Congratulates the 2021 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program Recipients! There were 42 recipients this year, up from 37 in 2020. https://bit.ly/3z7PU5e

06/30/2021

Treasury made a change to CERTS application! If you filled out the application between June 18-28, you may need to edit your application. https://bit.ly/3w5Q3nS ABA is holding a webinar on July 7 about changes and hearing feedback on the process.

Head over to Treasury website for updated FAQs on changes.

06/30/2021
home.treasury.gov

CERTS Grant FAQs have been updated! In response to questions coming in from operators via their phone line (877) 398-5862 and email [email protected], they have added 6 new questions and responses. Still having trouble with your application, contact them!

https://home.treasury.gov/.../136/CERTS-FAQ-June-17-2021.pdf

The CERTS grant application portal is now open. There is also updated guidance and an FAQ. Get your applications in by J...
06/20/2021
Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Program | U.S. Department of the Treasury

The CERTS grant application portal is now open. There is also updated guidance and an FAQ. Get your applications in by July 19!

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Don't miss your chance to win a discounted maintenance service package through Prevost in ABA Foundation's Virtual Raffl...
05/20/2021

Don't miss your chance to win a discounted maintenance service package through Prevost in ABA Foundation's Virtual Raffle!

Are you interested in a specially discounted maintenance service package through Prevost?

Choice of one of three options: 1) 2 year/150,000 mile service contract with purchase of new coach 2) 1 year/75,000 mile service contract with purchase of pre-owned Volvo or Prevost coach 3) $1000 parts credit (service to be done in a Prevost Service Center).

Valued at $1,000-$2,500.

All 3 options are available through the ABA Foundation Raffle, click link below to buy tickets. Drawing will be held on June 11.

https://abafoundation.basketraffle.org/

ABA Virtual Capitol Hill Fly-in Speaker Highlight: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Collins is the Ranking Member on t...
04/09/2021

ABA Virtual Capitol Hill Fly-in Speaker Highlight: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Sen. Collins is the Ranking Member on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She has been a strong advocate for the industry and a co-sponsor of the CERTS Act. Come hear what Sen. Collins has to say and thank her for all her work she has done for the industry on April 14! Register today! https://bit.ly/3sWYt02.

$2 million in Intercity Bus Security Grant Program funding is now available for application. Completed applications are ...
02/25/2021
Intercity Bus Security Grant Program | FEMA.gov

$2 million in Intercity Bus Security Grant Program funding is now available for application. Completed applications are due by May 14 at 5 pm ET. BISC and ABA will be hosting a webinar with FEMA/TSA to talk about the application process and program changes on March 9 at 12 pm ET.

See the link below for more information.

https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/intercity-bus-security

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Desde el miércoles por la mañana hasta la noche del 9 de marzo, se abrirá un período de acceso exclusivo para que las em...
02/22/2021
Biden targets smallest businesses with exclusive aid window

Desde el miércoles por la mañana hasta la noche del 9 de marzo, se abrirá un período de acceso exclusivo para que las empresas con menos de 20 empleados soliciten ayuda a través del Programa de Protección de Cheques, que ofrece préstamos que se pueden convertir en subvenciones si las empresas siguen pagando a los trabajadores.

Only businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be able to apply for aid through the massive Paycheck Protection Program.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Payche...
01/14/2021
SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 9 am ET to submit First Draw and Second Draw loan applications to the SBA. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to all participating PPP lenders.

https://www.sba.gov/article/2021/jan/13/sba-re-opening-paycheck-protection-program-small-lenders-friday-january-15-all-lenders-tuesday

Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders

American Bus Association
12/10/2020

American Bus Association

Mark your calendar for Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. ET for a webinar with TSA on TSA Security Training Rule Requirements and Resources. The webinar will focus on requirements of the Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees Final Rule and associated TSA resources.

The rule requires owner/operators of higher-risk over-the-road bus (OTRB) companies to provide TSA-approved security training to employees who perform security-sensitive functions. TSA is also expanding its requirement for covered OTRB owner/operators to name security coordinators and to report significant security concerns to TSA. https://bit.ly/3oGhtNQ

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
09/29/2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

New HOS Rules Now In Effect! FMCSA has built an online EDUCATION TOOL for hours-of-service to help drivers and carriers understand the new rules. Visit: https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/HOSRuleTool

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
09/28/2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

ALERT: FMCSA is accepting applicants to be part of its new CMV driver subcommittee—a panel of commercial drivers who will provide feedback to the Agency on critical issues facing the industry. To apply, please submit a resume detailing your driving experience, a personal statement outlining how your qualifications and experience as a driver make you suitable for membership. You may also submit any letter of recommendation you may wish, but it is not required. Please email these documents directly to [email protected] by Friday, October 16th.

08/31/2020
www.cvsa.org

International Roadcheck comienza en 10 días, del 9 al 11 de septiembre. Para ayudar a los conductores y transportistas a estar preparados para el área de énfasis de International Roadcheck de este año sobre los requisitos de los conductores, CVSA creó un folleto informativo para descargar.

https://www.cvsa.org/wp-content/uploads/International-Roadcheck-Focus-Area-Flyer-Spanish.pdf

American Bus Association
08/27/2020

American Bus Association

HURRICANE LAURA: USDOT/FMCSA REGIONAL ROUTING HOTLINE ACTIVATION ALERT. This hotline is an aid to commercial drivers seeking to operate safety and efficiently in support of response and recovery efforts, and community well-being, in the wake of the impacts of Hurricane Laura. The hotline number is 833-99Roads

The types of questions you can ask:
1. What roads are open right now?
2. What roads might be closing based on flood waters rising?
3. What closed road might be open based on flood waters going down?

Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses
07/27/2020
Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses

Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses

The 100-year-old over-the-road motorcoach industry is struggling for survival as most of the nation’s 36,000 buses are sitting in parking lots because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABA's Women In Buses Council, BUSRide Magazine Create eBook: How COVID-19 Has Killed Our Industry: Letters to Congress f...
07/22/2020

ABA's Women In Buses Council, BUSRide Magazine Create eBook: How COVID-19 Has Killed Our Industry: Letters to Congress from the Women Who Power America's Motorcoach Industry. https://bit.ly/3eQJVXX #busesmoveamerica #dontmissourbus

07/08/2020
busesmoveamerica.com

¡Todos a bordo del Autobús!!

Con la ayuda de empleados, amigos, familiares, colegas de negocios y otros simpatizantes de la industria, sumaremos una gran mayoría para esta iniciativa

Sólo les tomara menos de 2 minutos para compartir este enlace, ayudemos a sumar votos para que esta propuesta sea escuchada Rally around S. 4150, the CERTS Act

La pandemia ha tenido un efecto devastador en la industria de los Autobuses.

Actualmente, la mayoría de sus 100,000 empleados están desempleados temporalmente y sus 30,000 motorcoaches que representan miles de millones de dólares en inversiones se quedan inactivos, mientras que los arrendamientos, préstamos, hipotecas, seguros y servicios públicos agotan las reservas de una industria compuesta principalmente por pequeñas empresas.

Se estima que los viajes en autobuses no volverán a los niveles cercanos a 2019 hasta la primavera de 2021.

https://www.busesmoveamerica.com/

07/07/2020
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

On behalf of Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the U.S. Department of Transportation, thank you to America’s commercial bus and motorcoach industry.

05/14/2020
Protesta Con Centenares De Buses - CNN

Coverage from CNN Spanish on the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness. Thanks to Bill Torress and the DC Trails family for all their help and support of the Rally and getting our message out!

Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia
05/14/2020
Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia

Cientos de conductores de autobuses de turismo exigen al gobierno ayuda económica en medio de la pandemia

Tocando las bocinas de sus vehículos, cientos de conductores de autobuses turísticos llegaron a Washington DC exigiéndole al gobierno ayuda luego de no haber sido considerados en el paquete de estímulo. Ahora piden se les entregue asistencia y préstamos, pues afirman que el coronavirus ha paral...

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