Rules & Regulations

Associations and Certifications


National Associations

UMA United Motorcoach Association An association of over 900 motorcoach operators across the US and Canada specializing in motorcoach charters.

NTA National Tour Association An association of over 700 tour operators across the US and Canada offering motorcoach tours.

ABA American Bus Association An association of about 1000 motorcoach operators across North America specializing in tours and destinations.

MCC Motorcoach Canada A national association representing motor coach and tour operators in Canada.

Trailways Trailways Transportation System, Inc. A network of about 80 charter operators across the US and Canada that unite to offer line run service.

IMG International Motorcoach Group A network of over 50 leading motorcoach charter and tour operators throughout the US and Canada.

NAMO National Association of Motorcoach Operators An Association of 60 motorcoach companies and partners across the US and Canada.

MC The Motorcoach Council North America’s industry-wide initiative to promote public awareness about the availability, selection, usage and benefits of motorcoach transportation.

USTOA United States Tour Operators Association An Association of tour operators whose packages encompass the globe and conduct business in the US.

SYTA Student & Youth Travel Association An association seeking to promote youth travel and fostor integrity among youth travel providers.

State and Regional Associations

AMA Alabama Motorcoach Association
APAQ Quebec Bus Owners Association
CBA California Bus Association
FMA Florida Motorcoach Association
GMOA Georgia Motorcoach Association
MBMCA Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association
MCASC Motor Coach Association of South Carolina
MCBOA Minnesota Charter Bus Operator’s Association
MMA Maryland Motorcoach Association
NCMA North Carolina Motorcoach Association
NEBA New England Bus Association
NWMA Northwest Motorcoach Association
OMCA Ontario Motorcoach Association
PBA Pennsylvania Bus Assocation
SCMA South Central Motorcoach Association
TMCA Tennessee Motor Coach Association
VMA Virginia Motorcoach Association 


DOD Department of Defense About 450 US bus companies have gone through the rigorous process of becoming Department of Defense certified. Companies with this certifcation are eligible for hire by the department of defense.