Participate in the Motorcoach Industry Census: Your Contribution Matters

Every year, the American Bus Association Foundation, supported by the United Motorcoach Association and Motor Coach Canada, conducts a vital census of the motorcoach industry. Participation in this survey is crucial as it provides essential data highlighting the economic significance and safety standards upheld within our industry.

The insights gathered from this survey demonstrate how millions of Americans travel safely and efficiently and underscore the motorcoach sector’s role in supporting various industries and communities across the United States and Canada. This data is instrumental in informing policymakers, regulators, government officials, the media, and the public about our industry’s critical contributions.

Take a moment to complete the survey by July 12!

Council News

News from the Women in Buses Council – June 2024



Last week marked the first anniversary of our inaugural On the Road program and my how we celebrated!

Dozens of WIB members (and future members) converged at the Pennsylvania Bus Association’s annual conference and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to Peter Pantuso, PBA’s President Pattie Cowley, and MCI’s three reps (our sponsor) for their attendance and support.

The next scheduled On the Road will be at SYTA’s Conference in New York:

Saturday, August 10 at 5:30 pm (between the last education session and the Youth Foundation Soiree)

Library Bar, inside the Sheraton

Cash bar

Reminder – bring yourself, a buddy, and your business cards.

Going to other travel conferences? Let us know and we can help plan other OTR networking meetups.


Early bird registration is now open for Marketplace 2025 in Philadelphia, which means that you can also sign up for Women in Buses Day (January 31, 2025)! We had record attendance last year and nothing but positive comments. To sign up, complete and submit the “Optional Activities” registration form.


Last month we launched our new networking initiative and have received some excellent comments.

As this is our inaugural round, we are looking for feedback from you. If you’ve participated in the first round of CTC, please complete this short survey.

If you missed the registration but still want to participate, you can enroll now for the next matchup – coming in August. If you have questions about the CTC program, please contact Hannah Oliver.

A HUGE thanks to the organizations and individuals who helped spread the word about CTC. You all rock!

If you missed the registration but still want to participate, you can enroll now for the next matchup – coming in August. If you have questions about the CTC program, please contact Hannah Oliver.


Shannon Garver, Thomas E. Strauss, Inc.

Wendy Hollingsworth-Cox, Georgia Coach Lines, Inc.

Barbie J. Perillo, SH Pigeon Forge Hotels

Chelsea Smith, Visions Hotels


Remarkably Bright Creatures

by: Shelby Van Pelt

Remarkably Bright Creatures is a book about getting un-stuck. Finding the courage to change course, to rewrite one’s own story, even if that story is nearing its end. To nurture the friendship or connection that appears when you least expect it.

The book is full of hope and possibility, and it is a reminder that it is possible to find love and acceptance, even in the most unexpected places. Are you interested in joining ”The Club” – please SIGN UP HERE on or before July 10. We’re going to begin reading by July 15. Three to four discussions via Zoom will be scheduled with interested participants.

And while we’re talking books…

This Month’s Poll: Summer Reading

Whether for business or the beach, we want to know what turns your pages.

What should we add to our Goodreads lists? Submit your answers.

Last month we asked you for some good advice. Here’s what some of you said:

  • Always ask.
  • Connect and build relationships; the business will come.
  • Have fun. It’s a long life if you don’t like what you’re doing.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 17, 1:00 pm ET

Join us for our monthly informal chat where the topics can go just about anywhere. Want to follow up on a recent Wednesday Webinar? What are you reading? Need advice? This is a great forum to connect. Let us know you’re coming!


There is no WIB Wednesday webinar scheduled for July – Happy 4th! Our next webinar event will be Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 pm Eastern. We’re planning on a great discussion about best practices for using artificial intelligence (AI).

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