Equip - Winter 2016 - (Page 1)
Get government to work
victories working with their
THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED
8 BISC Update
with private sector; leasing rule
OSHA fines go
True Tales of ABA:
Arrow Stage Lines,
and Target Tours all won
honors at Marketplace.
FAST Act reins
bigger role in
highway planning, creates U.S.
College tuition woes?
Apply for ABA Foundation scholarship.
Plus: Progress on Texas
AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION
and personnel from
By Jim Romeo
error attacks in San Bernardino,
Calif., and Paris caused travel and
tourism leaders to again ask, "Could this
happen in our industry?" The unfortunate
answer is "Possibly." As a result, around
the U.S. and Canada, ABA member operators have escalated their vigilance. After
all, motorcoach transportation involves
passengers-in a captive environment-
on a bus or in a terminal. Buses and bus
stations are "softer" targets than airports.
Around the world, motorcoaches are the
No. 1 target of attacks geared toward mass
Motorcoach operators know that
deadly attacks on buses in other nations
have happened. Shells hit a bus parked at
a passport checkpoint in Ukraine, killing
12 and wounding others last January.
Terrorists bombed a bus carrying South
Korean tourists in the Egyptian resort
town of Taba in February 2014, killing
four and injuring 17. On July 7, 2005,
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