Member News
The Fall Trailways Board of Directors and the Board of Managers meeting were recently held on October 18 & 19 in Fairfax, Va. It was great to gather in-person and have face-to-face conversations to discuss exciting updates and important issues facing the organization.

The picture above was taken at dinner on the evening between the two meetings, dinner was sponsored by MCI. We welcomed two new members to the Board: Suzanne Thornburg representing Capital Trailways & Colonial Trailways and Bob Brisman representing West Point Tours.

Matt Moore from Burlington Trailways had a milestone birthday which was celebrated at the dinner! Best wishes from everyone at Team Trailways.

We are looking forward to our Annual Meeting of Stockholders' on January 10, 2023 in Orlando, FL.
Trailways 2023 Annual Conference

As you may know, our 2023 Annual Conference is scheduled for January 9-11 in sunny Orlando! Our event occurs the days preceding the UMA Expo.

What you may not know is that we are offering early bird pricing until November 30 and registration will close December 15. Our tentative schedule can be found on our Trailways Conference website, and updates will be made as we get them in.

We have secured an iconic Keynote Speaker who is a brilliant comedian and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame! They have impacted countless lives with their words of wisdom and are regarded as one of the all-time best in the speaking industry. We can't wait to share with you who it is. Stay tuned!

There's no time like the present to get registered and book your hotel room. Visit the links below and register today! We look forward to seeing you!

We invite you to join us Tuesday, January 10th at our Opening Reception and to come dressed as your favorite Disney character!

Step into the magic, and enjoy a DJ for dancing, as well as a reception with food and drinks! 
Trailways couldn't hold this conference without the support of our generous sponsors. Great sponsorship opportunities are still available. If interested, please contact us.

A special thank you to those that have already sponsored!

October was National Women's Small Business Month. To celebrate, American Bus Association highlighted company owners who are a part of the Women in Buses Council. Suzanne Thornburg of Capital Trailways and Colonial Trailways in Alabama is featured! Learn more about Suzanne!
Tom Wagner rejoins MCI, Continuing The Legacy of Patricia Ziska

Tom will be working alongside Patricia Ziska, Vice President of Private Sector Sales, who will retire at the end of the year after more than a four-decade career with MCI. Read More!
Fall Foliage
The beautiful fall foliage is here!

Send your #FallFoliage pictures to to be featured on our socials!
What's New & Exciting at reached its highest monthly gross ticket sales of over 950K during October 2022, the highest since the division was founded in late 2019. This record can be attributed to travelers returning to normal habits following the Covid 19 pandemic and the release of new products and services that are resonating with our customers. fielded over 1,750 tickets in the Customer Service Center during October of 2022.
The team is making preparations for increased traffic this holiday season when we expect to support over 200,000 sessions each month from more than 100,000 individual users.
We are excited to re-launch many technologies lost during our transition to the Multi Modal Cloud booking API this past June 2022 over the next 60 days. Some features we plan to re-launch include google advertisements and integrated marketing campaigns. 
Industry News
FMCSA Cancels Emergency Hours of Service Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration quietly let lapse a national hours-of-service exemption in place for over two years, a move supported by both major trucking companies and truck safety advocates.
The exemption, first issued by FMCSA in March 2020 following the national emergency declared by President Trump in response to COVID-19, was extended and/or modified over 10 times. It gave truck drivers and carriers more flexibility to deliver shipments of livestock, medical supplies, vaccines, groceries and diesel fuel by waiving hours of service restrictions. Read more!
Study Finds Post-Pandemic Recovery Fueled by Tourism

According to research published by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy provided to Bloomberg News Service, tourism hotspots such as Orlando and Honolulu are reaping more hotel nights, and the resulting tax income, than other large cities across the country – more so than cities that also rely on business travel, which remains stalled more than two years after the onset of COVID-19. Read more!
Senators Push Back on Emissions Mandates for States

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) are urging the Federal Highway Administration to withdraw a proposal to implement greenhouse gas emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations. Read more!
The FMCSA’s Office of Registration (MC-RS) Unveiled its Newest Resources

These resources provides new applicants, offices, agencies, and persons supporting applicants with clear, need-to-know information on how to correctly identify and select the proper entity type for their operations. The video is available on the FMCSA Registration homepageYouTube channelFacebook and LinkedIn pages.
Alternative Drivelines for City Buses in Europe

This analysis of trends in alternative drivelines for city buses in Europe is based on research from Wim Chatrou of CME Solutions. The main question is whether similar trends will occur in the United States and Canada. Read More!
The Driver is the Captain of the Bus

Regardless of what one does or does not do, the driver is the captain of the bus and is ultimately responsible for safety and operations. Read More!
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Member Services
We wish you a holiday filled with warmth, laughter, and sweet moments to share with the people you care most about!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Trailways.
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