FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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Plan ahead and save BIG on EXPO 2019

Register by February 15, 2018 and pay only $295! Yes, we realize that the 2018 EXPO is barely in the rearview mirror, but this is the time to register for next year if you want to pay the lowest rate. For $295 per person, an operator can secure a spot at next year's EXPO in Fort Lauderdale, January 6-10. This low price means you can afford to take more staff for professional development opportunities and networking at EXPO. You know you want to be there!

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NYC transit system testing electric vehicles
February 11, 2018 | by Bus & Motorcoach News

NEW YORK CITY– Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the start of a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s bus fleet.

Using lessons learned from the initial phase of the pilot, the MTA intends to order an additional 60 all-electric buses. Timing of the larger order will be dictated by the buses’ performance during the initial phase of the pilot.

As feds deregulate, states and localities double down
February 4, 2018 | by Rick Stoff |  Bus &Motorcoach News

SAN ANTONIO – While deregulation fever has gripped Washington, D.C., state and local efforts to regulate motorcoach operations continue to threaten federal preemptions that have allowed interstate travel to flourish.

Examples of efforts to raise revenue or stifle outside competition through regulations were discussed during the annual State Association Summit at Motorcoach Expo 2018 held in San Antonio last month.

Renew Vital ASCAP/BMI Licensing for 2018
Return forms to UMA with a check for payment
A benefit of membership in UMA is discounts and full service when it comes to securing licensing for onboard music through BMI and ASCAP.

Get the renewal form here . The document is four pages including instructions. Return the order form to UMA along with a check for payment to arrive no later than March 31, 2018. UMA cannot accept a credit card payment for this service since we simply pass along the payment

Contact Jocelyn Delacruz at UMA for information about the program by email at jdelacruz@uma.org or by phone at (703) 838-2929.

The ASCAP & BMI licenses only apply to the music portion of the video presentation. Videos (movies, etc.) require separate licensing, such as that provided by Motorcoach Movies. Conveniently, UMA Members also receive a discount on movie licensing through Motorcoach Movies and you pay contact them directly. For more information about Motorcoach Movides, please contact Terri Colyer of Motorcoach Movies at 888.416.2572 or visit www.motorcoachmovies.com
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Products you need at members-only prices you'll love
J.J. Keller's products are an industry staple and UMA members are entitled to a price advantage when purchasing compliance products from this trusted industry partner. UMA members save 10% through our UMA Members Only J.J. Keller Portal.

Make sure you're getting your UMA savings when you buy Keller products by logging in to the members only portion of the UMA website and clicking on the link for the J.J. Keller portal. You'll get great service and a great price, too!
Motorcoach Industry Calendar

18-21 Tennessee Motorcoach Association Annual Convention & Marketplace, The Guesthouse at Graceland, Memphis, TN Info:  https://tnmca.net/annual-convention/

25-27 Trailways 82nd Annual Meeting & Conference, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Destin, FL  Info:  https://trailwaysconference.com/

MARCH 2018
12-13 Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association Sponsor Appreciation Dinner, Spring Association Meeting & Motorcoach Professional Awards, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ  Info: www.gnjma.com 
Remember, as a UMA member you have the power of discounts on the best products and services, access to relevant education, targeted professional resources, and colleagues all over the map. Remember to consult your member directory when you need help on the road, access to more vehicles to meet demand, or services out of your area. We are UMA!

Reach the UMA staff by calling (703) 838-2929 or by email at info@uma.org. We love to hear from our members!