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FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro was the next official to present to the group. During her remarks, Administrator Ferro called for a national dialogue on bus safety. To that end, she announced that she is planning a series of listening sessions on bus safety and a national bus safety conference to be held in September. “We had a very productive meeting,” says BISC Executive Director Norm Littler. “I want to thank Administrator Ferro, Associate Administrator Smith, and the other government officials who were here for attending the event. Their participation in the BISC will help to the get government and the industry on the same page.” The second day of the BISC meeting was taken up by subcommittee meetings. BISC is divided into five smaller committees: Vehicle Technical Operations, Human Performance, Security, Environmental, Health and Safety, and Government Activities Review. During each BISC meeting, members are encouraged to participate in the subcommittee that most interests them or best reflects their areas of expertise. “I would encourage anyone who wants to connect with the best and the brightest in bus safety to join the BISC and attend these meetings,” says ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso. “I think what you’ll learn at these meetings will prove invaluable to your operation in the future.” Visit www.buses.org/GovernmentAffairs/Bus-Industry-Safety-Council to learn more about the BISC.

(Left to right) FMCSA Administraor Anne Ferro, Current BISC President Charles Corder, and Norm Littler present Chris Crean with an award.

Meeting of the Minds
FMCSA administrator announces national bus safety dialogue at BISC summer meeting
ore than 100 of the leading bus safety and security experts from across the United States and Canada gathered to hear presentations from top government officials and discuss the latest industry issues at the two-day BISC Summer Meeting held in Dulles, Va. Over the course of the meeting, BISC members listened to presentations from government officials representing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and other agencies. Dan Smith, NHTSA’s Associate Administrator for Enforcement, was the first presenter to address the group. During his presentation, Smith updated the group on NHTSA’s progress in finalizing several new rulemakings, including rules on safety belts, fire safety standards, rollover structural requirements, and bus stability control.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011

Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011
Contents
Etched in Stone
Swim with the Fishes
11 Million Strong
Save the Date
What’s Old is New
Mitigated Disaster
For Love of the Games
Meeting of the Minds
ABA’s Marketplace
One of its Own
Debt Ceiling Deal
On Your Side
Filling the Void
Some Assembly Required
Just for Sport
If You Build It, They Will Come
Alabama
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
Ontario
Québec
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Shopping
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Swim with the Fishes
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Save the Date
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - What’s Old is New
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Mitigated Disaster
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - For Love of the Games
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Meeting of the Minds
Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - One of its Own
Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Debt Ceiling Deal
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - On Your Side
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Filling the Void
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