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 Spring 2020 Indianapolis, IN- April 24th - 26th


Out of an abundance of caution for our members and guests and following the new guidelines issued today by selected states and the US Federal Government to suspend all gatherings of 50 or more people, the MBS has decided to CANCEL our up and coming Spring 2020 Convention in Indianapolis scheduled for April 24-26, 2020. 

Since this is an unprecedented time for us all, we do not know at this time if the Spring 2020 convention will be rescheduled for a future date in 2020. 

For those MBS members and guests who have already paid their Spring 2020 convention registration fees, we will be issuing a full refund to you. Please review the three choices below and the let us know how you wish to proceed with your refund:

Receive a full registration fee refund via check (paid in US funds only) from the MBS sent via the US Mail

Receive a full registration fee refund electronically from the MBS sent via PayPal

Credit a portion of your registration fee toward your 2020 MBS dues and then receive the balance due via one of the two payment methods listed above.

Once you have made your selection, please contact us via e-mail to: info@motorbussociety.org or via mail to Motor Bus Society, PO Box 261, Paramus, NJ 07653-0261 to advise how you wish to receive your refund. 

Electronic refunds via PayPal will be made within 3 days upon receipt of your e-mail request. Refunds requested via check will be made within two weeks upon receipt of your written request.

To cancel any hotel reservations associated with this convention, MBS members and guests are advised to contact the Holiday Inn Express - Indianapolis East quickly to avoid any penalty associated with a late cancellation. 

The Holiday Inn Express - Indianapolis East can be reached directly at 1 (317) 322-0011, via the IHG main reservation number at 1 (877) 666-3243 or by visiting the IHG website. Please have your reservation confirmation number ready when calling.

To cancel online, please visit the IHG website at: ihg.com

Search for the Holiday Inn Express – Indianapolis East - 7035 Western Select Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219

• Look for the words: "Manage Reservations" just under the words “SEARCH" on the hotel’s webpage - Select "Manage Reservations"

• Under Manage Your Hotel Reservation - Type in your Confirmation Number & your Last Name in the appropriate field.

• Follow the instructions on the subsequent screens to cancel for your reservation.

• Reservations can be cancelled up to three days (72 hours) prior to April 24th. After that time, a late cancellation will result in a penalty of the room rate for one night (plus tax).

Thank you for your understanding and stay Healthy & Safe everyone!

The Motor Bus Society


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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 celebrating our 72nd year, the MBS has 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 2018 - December 2018 

Featured in this issue:

 Nassau County - The Private Years - Part 2 by Fred McGullam

The January - December  2018 issue of Motor Coach Age features the continuing story of the early local transit operators in Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

Issue mailed to members:  December 2019