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INSIDE: WINTER 2016 6 Politics Get government to work for you-state motorcoach groups score victories working with their legislatures. MAGAZINE THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED 3 8 BISC Update FMCSA's Darling promises "year of partnerships" with private sector; leasing rule changes sought; OSHA fines go sky-high. True Tales of ABA: Arrow Stage Lines, Mears Transportation, and Target Tours all won honors at Marketplace. 12 10 Government FAST Act reins in proposed insurance hikes, gives buses bigger role in highway planning, creates U.S. tourism council. Short Takes: College tuition woes? Apply for ABA Foundation scholarship. Plus: Progress on Texas border crossings. 14 11 Financing Keep your capital while updating your fleet with smart financial decisions. The Roundup: State, provincial, and regional groups share updates. AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION SAFETY What's your Security IQ? Protecting your assets, passengers, and personnel from terrorist threats By Jim Romeo T 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 transportation. 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, CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 PREVOST. UPSCALE TRAVEL FOR TODAY'S PASSENGERS. Prevost coaches surround passengers with beautiful interiors and impressive amenities. High-end fabrics and flooring provide a luxurious look. Wi-Fi, headsets and electrical outlets assure convenience for tech-savvy travelers. And our High Decker design offers a better view through Prevost's frameless windows. You can count on Prevost for exceptional performance and lower operating costs. And your passengers can look forward to the most comfortable ride they've ever experienced. www.prevostcar.com PRE-13-006_ABA-BannerAd-012214.indd 1 1/22/14 10:46 AM http://www.prevostcar.com

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