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Convention Details for 

 Fall 2017 - Atlanta, GA - October 6th - 8th

The Fall 2017 Convention (Atlanta, GA) will be headquartered at the AC Hotel by Marriott - located at 101 Andrew J. Young International Boulevard in Atlanta.  This will be a 3-day Convention. 

Convention Activities: Registration and sign-in will take place in the AC Hotel by Marriott lobby starting at 7:30 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with buses departing promptly at 8:00 AM each day. 

Garage and Facility Tours: The tentative itinerary includes the following locations, subject to change: 

Friday:  Friday will be spent travelling east of Atlanta to Athens. Athens Transit, University of Georgia Transit, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and possibly a MARTA facility are planned for visits

Saturday:  Saturday will be spent travelling north from Atlanta. Cobb County Transit, Gwinnett County Transit, Chattanooga Transit are planned for visits. A stop will be made at the Chattanooga Incline Railway. The MBS Fall meeting, flea market and slide show will be held in the evening at the hotel.

Sunday: Sunday activities will be in Atlanta. MARTA Facilities, including the Atlanta Streetcar and possibly the maintenance shops will be visited. The Southeastern Transportation Museum may be visited as well.

APTA Expo: There is no admission fee for MBS members to attend the APTA Expo after the MBS convention (Monday to Wednesday). The Motor Bus Society recently joined APTA and will have a small booth at the Expo. If you are interesting in volunteering to staff the booth,
please indicate your desire to do so on the MBS Convention Registration page.

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The Motor Bus Society was founded in 1948 as the National Motor Bus Association. The purpose of the organization then, as it is now, is the collection and publication of information about the history and development of the bus industry in North America . Motor Bus Society members includes industry professionals, students and members of the general public who have an interest in bus transportation industry and bus equipment.

Twice per year, the Motor Bus Society members holds two conventions in the Spring and Fall.  Conventions feature bus excursions (sometimes on historical equipment), bus garage and bus facility tours and photo stops.

As a member of the Motor Bus Society, you will also receive our quarterly publication, Motor Coach Age 

Selected back issues of Motor Coach Age and Motor Coach Today (no longer published) are still available for purchase.  Just let us know if you wish to purchase back issues. 

Now in our 69th year with over 600+ members in the US, Canada and abroad!  We invite you to become a member of the MBS. In the meantime, enjoy our website, which offers photos of bus equipment and summaries of current issues of Motor Coach Age and past issues of Motor Coach Today.


January 2017 - March 2017 

Featured in this issue:

Yakima, Washington:  by Richard Wilkens

The July - September issue of Motor Coach Age features the history of local transit service in Yakima, Washington. 

Issue mailed to members:  Spring 2017