CVSA Bus Safety Summit seeks to advance motorcoach safety

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Updated Jan 14, 2010

While bus and motorcoach safety traditionally has been one of the safest modes of transportation, a number of recent events, including several high-profile crashes, has resulted in increased scrutiny of operators that move passengers. To address these issues, and to share best practices as well as to identify areas where most focus is needed, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is holding a Bus Safety Summit on March 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Va.

During the two days, speakers from CVSA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board — along with transportation operators, manufacturers, states, brokers and insurers — will provide participants with updates on relevant programs, projects, crash investigations, regulatory, legislative, research and policy activities regarding passenger carrier safety.

In addition, the summit will provide breakout sessions for participants designed to identify problems and to promote discussion of relevant issues and best practices. A plenary session, which will include a collaborative working activity for all attendees, will allow attendees to work together in an effort to answer key questions and to help identify next steps necessary needed to advance motorcoach safety.

The principal objective of the summit is to bring together a diverse group of government and industry professionals in the bus and motorcoach industries to share knowledge and information and to help provide up-to-date information and solutions for enhancing passenger carrier transportation, as well as to address the challenges that exist in this industry. For more information, go to