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Bus Association of NY Albany & NYC Transportation Issues

History: The Bus Association of NY represents charter bus operators, businesses large and small.

Accomplishments:

  • Obtained State Sales Tax Exemption on purchase of buses used in Interstate Commerce;
  • Negotiated with Office of the Mayor and Commissioner of Transportation to revise proposed rules and regulations impacting on the bus industry;
  • Lobbied Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to remove onerous restrictions on certain bus operation practices;
  • Successfully mobilized members to oppose legislation to tax charter tours;
  • Worked with State Department of Transportation to get major rules changes helping to reduce costs to bus industry members;
  • Lobbied Department of Labor to change policies that were costing industry members significant dollars; and
  • Researched and authored white papers in support of industry position on transportation and business issues.