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 Fall 2021 Phoenix - Tempe - Tuscon, AZ- October 7-8-9 (updated convention dates & registration now open)

The Fall 2021 Convention (Phoenix-Tempe-Tucson) will be headquartered at the Holiday Inn Express - Phoenix/Tempe  - University - located at 1031 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ.  This will be a 3-day Convention.

Convention Activities: Registration and sign-in will take place in the Holiday Inn Express lobby adjacent to the Registration Desk starting at 7:30 AM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with buses departing promptly at 8:00 AM each day.

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

Thursday: We will visit transit and intercity properties in the Phoenix area.

Friday: We will travel to Tucson with visits to the Pima Air and Space Museum, the Old Pueblo Trolley Museum and SunTran are planned.

Saturday:  On the final day we will visit more of the transit scene in the Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale areas.

Convention Registration Information Package is now available - see the link under "Fall 2021 Phoenix Convention to the right or just below.  The deadline for making hotel reservations using the MBS discounted room rate is:  Wednesday, September 29th.

COVID-19 ADVISORY - The MBS strongly suggests that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this trip.  The MBS cannot guarantee that you will be admitted to all venues that will be visited if you are not vaccinated.

Check the MBS web site and Facebook page for up to the minute updates on planned convention activities.

Convention registration information, additional travel information, hotel details and more are now available.  Please see the Fall 2021 Phoenix Convention Registration Package linked here for more details.

Thank you 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 73rd year, the MBS has over 500+ 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.


 July - December 2019 

Featured in this issue:

 Blue & White Lines, Lincoln Coach Lines & Sun Valley Bus Lines

by Murray S. Kramer

The July - December  2019 issue of Motor Coach Age features the history of Blue & White Lines of Altoona, PA and their acquistions of Lincoln Coach Lines of Central Pennsylvania and Sun Valley Bus Lines of Phoenix, Arizona. 

Copies are of this issue are available for purchase for $15.00 each plus shipping.  Please see the MCA/MCT Back Issues listing linked here for more details on how to order this issue.

Issue mailed to members:  June 2021