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Inside
ABA
ALL ABOUT

SAFETY

The annual Bus Industry Safety Council
summer meeting focused on minimizing risk
and increasing compliance

S

afety is always top of mind for
motorcoach industry professionals, as was evident from
conversations among the 109
bus operator, supplier, and government
attendees of the recent Bus Industry
Safety Council summer meeting.
Held June 10-11 just outside of Washington, DC, at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., the meeting focused on ways
motorcoach operators can minimize risks
and increase regulatory compliance for
the safety and security of their passengers,
their employees, and the traveling public.
With the recent Boston Marathon
bombings as the backdrop, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole
delivered the meeting’s keynote address,
urging bus operators to remain vigilant in
the face of possible terrorist threats.
A 2010 TSA analysis identified security
vulnerabilities in the intercity motorcoach
network. With efforts to counter threats
ongoing, Pistole highlighted ways the
agency partners with the industry. Training resources, including Operation Secure
Transport and daily security reports, are
among the TSA tools motorcoach operators and frontline employees can use to

Note
Bus company owners, safety and
maintenance directors, operations
personnel, and supplier and government representatives are encouraged to join the council for its next
meeting in January 2014 in Nashville,
Tenn. Held in conjunction with ABA’s
Marketplace, activities will include
tours of local Prevost and Bridgestone facilities, education sessions,
high-profile speakers, and focused
committee work. More information
about the meeting is available at
buses.org/safety.

remain proactive against terrorist activity.
Dr. Benisse Lester, chief medical officer
of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, highlighted other threats to
safety: driver fatigue and sleep disorders
that may contribute to accidents.
Director of the FMCSA Office of
Enforcement and Compliance Joe DeLorenzo provided an enforcement update
on the agency’s efforts to target
unsafe motor carriers. These efforts
include the agency’s increased use
of “quick-strike” surges to inspect
marginal operators and refinements
to the agency’s Compliance, Safety,
Accountability program used to measure a carrier’s safety performance.
ABA’s Senior Director of Communications Dan Ronan presented
ABA’s crisis communications program to BISC members. Each of
the five BISC committees met in
ABA's Clyde Hart (left) and Norm Littler
breakout sessions to discuss issues,
(right) greet Administrator Pistole and
including government activities and
his staff upon their arrival at the annual
BISC summer meeting in June.
regulation; human factors and performance; vehicle standards, maintenance and operations; occupational health, safety, and the environment;
and motorcoach security. Four of the five committees combined for a
joint session to determine methods for neutralizing a possible gunman

PRESENTATIONS, PHOTOS, MINUTES, AND MORE FROM THE SUMMER
MEETING ARE AVAILABLE AT BUSES.ORG/GOVERNMENT-AFFAIRS/
BUS-INDUSTRY-SAFETY-COUNCIL/MEETINGS/PAST-MEETINGS.
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At the Fifty
The Thrill Is On
Leder(hosen) of the Pack
The Masters of Disaster
Sea for Yourself
Reaching Out
All About Safety
In Their Honor
A New Sheriff in Town
The Beach is Back
Multi-Use Makeover
All in the Family
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