Victor Parra Archives - BUSRide

Motorcoach industry reacts to FMCSA crackdown

UMA’s Victor Parra sees the FMCSA’s crackdown today as a double-edge sword.

ABA, UMA heads testify before Congress on bus safety reforms

Late last week ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso and UMA President and CEO Victor Parra testified before Congress on bus safety reforms.

Apportioned license plate proposal falls short

Charter coach companies will not be required to purchase apportioned license plates, thanks to a recent no vote on the International Registration Plan.

UMA supporting BUSES bill

The series of deadly bus crashes this spring in the Northeast has again brought the subject of bus safety to the forefront, as Congressional members get set to debate two proposed bills this year.

UMA’s Parra: Show them your safety record

Victor Parra has advice for operators who may be fending off questions of bus safety, as news headlines report on recent bus accidents and legislation is pending in Congress: Show them your safety records.

UMA Expo underway in Tampa

The United Motorcoach Association UMA Expo 2011 is underway in Tampa, FL.

Ferro to speak at UMA Expo

Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be a keynote speaker at the United Motorcoach Association’s Motorcoach Expo next month in Tampa, FL.

Transit has a role in emergency evacuations

During hurricanes, tornados or other catastrophic events, often the first sight evacuees see is a fleet of motorcoaches prepared to transport them to safety. Motorcoach companies have become a natural component in safe and reliable evacuation services.