Motor Bus Society

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Memberships

http://www.motorbussociety.org/join.html

  • Canadian: $60 annually (in US funds)
  • US: $50 annually
  • Overseas: $70 annually (in US funds)

Publications

The MBS produces a quarterly magazine, Motor Coach Age, that is sent to all members of the group. It usually focuses on one or two in-depth histories of a transit operation (with photos and rosters too).

Conventions

The MBS holds conventions twice a year (Spring & Fall). They feature bus excursions, bus garage and bus facility tours and photo stops.

Upcoming conventions

Year Dates Location
Spring 2022 April 28-30, May 1 Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD
Fall 2022 October 13-16 Chicago, IL
Spring 2023 April 27-30 New York, NY (75th Anniversary Convention)
Fall 2023 TBD Orange County, CA/San Diego, CA
Spring 2024 April 18-21 Toronto, ON Canada
Fall 2024 October 17-19 Pittsburgh, PA
Spring 2025 April 24-26 Jacksonville, FL/Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC
Fall 2025 October 9-12 Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB Canada
Spring 2026 April 23-25 Minneapolis, MN
Fall 2026 TBD APTA Expo host city
Spring 2027 April 15-17 Indianapolis, IN

Past

Year Dates Location
Fall 2021 October 7-9 Phoenix, AZ
Spring 2021 April 23-25 Washington, DC (cancelled) (A virtual convention was held via Zoom on April 24)
Fall 2020 October 8-11 Anaheim, CA (APTA Expo) (cancelled) (APTA Expo rescheduled to November 8-10, 2021 in Orlando, FL)
Spring 2020 April 24-26 Indianapolis, IN (cancelled)
Fall 2019 October 12-19 Paris, France
Spring 2019 April 26-28 Las Vegas, NV
Fall 2018 October 5-7 Portland, OR
Spring 2018 April 26-29 Boston, MA
Fall 2017 October 6-8 Atlanta, GA (APTA Expo)
Spring 2017 April 28-30 Orlando/Tampa, FL
Fall 2016 October 7-9 Sacramento, CA
Spring 2016 April 28-30 & May 1 St. Louis, MO
Fall 2015 October 15-17 Halifax, NS
Spring 2015 April 23-26 Connecticut Valley, CT
Fall 2014 October 17-19 Ann Arbor, MI
Spring 2014 April 25-27 Seattle, WA
Fall 2013 September 20-24 London, England (Special 65th Anniversary Convention)
Spring 2013 April 25-28 Metro New York City (65th Anniversary Convention)
Fall 2012 October 5-7 Buffalo, NY
Spring 2012 April 27-29 Metro Los Angeles, CA
Fall 2011 October 14-16 Cleveland, OH
Spring 2011 April 29-30 & May 1 San Antonio, TX
Fall 2010 October 7-9 Harrisburg, PA
Spring 2010 April 23-25 Vancouver & Victoria, BC
Fall 2009 October 9-11 Eastern Virgina
Spring 2009 April 24-25 Kansas City, MO
Fall 2008 October 17-19 Southwestern Ontario
Spring 2008 April 25-27 Denver, CO
Fall 2007 October 6-8 Dayton, OH
Spring 2007 April 27-29 Raleigh, NC
Fall 2006 October 6-8 Québec City, QC
Spring 2006 April 29-30 & May 1 Miami, FL
Fall 2005 October 8-10 Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2005 April 15-18 San Francisco, CA
Fall 2004 October 8-10 Washington, DC
Spring 2004 April 17-18 New Orleans, LA
Fall 2003 October 10-12 Boston, MA
Spring 2003 April 26-27 Salt Lake City, UT
Fall 2002 October 11-14 Chicago, IL
Spring 2002 April 27-28 Dallas, TX
Fall 2001 October 5-7 Montreal, QC
Spring 2001 April 28-29 Atlanta, GA
Fall 2000 October 14-15 Portland, OR
Spring 2000 April 15-16 Pittsburgh, PA
Fall 1999 October 9-10 Orlando, FL (APTA Expo)
Spring 1999 April 30 & May 1-2 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Fall 1998 October 9-11 San Diego, CA
Spring 1998 April 17-19 Metro New York, NY (50th Anniversary Convention)
Fall 1997 October 18-19 Cincinnati, OH
Spring 1997 April 12-13 Richmond, VA
Fall 1996 October 12-13 Los Angeles, CA
Spring 1996 April 13-14 Philadelphia, PA
Fall 1995 October 14-15 Seattle, WA
Spring 1995 April 22 Springfield, MA
Fall 1994 October 8-9 Phoenix, AZ
Spring 1994 April 16-17 Clifton, NJ
Spring 1993 May 15-16 Cleveland, OH
Fall 1992 October 10-11 Los Angeles, CA
Spring 1992 April 11-12 Toronto, ON
Fall 1991 October 12-13 Denver, CO
Spring 1991 April 13-14 Albany, NY
Fall 1990 October 12-13 Long Island, NY
Spring 1990 April 21-22 St. Louis, MO
Fall 1989 October 14-15 Washington, DC
Spring 1989 April 15-16 Houston, TX
Fall 1988 October 8-9 Detroit, MI
Spring 1988 April 9-10 Northern New Jersey (40th Anniversary Convention)
Fall 1987 September 25-27 San Francisco, CA
Spring 1987 April 11-12 Harrisburg, PA
Fall 1986 October 18-19 Providence, RI
Spring 1986 April 5-6 Atlantic City, NJ
Fall 1985 October 5-6 Buffalo, NY
Spring 1985 May 4-5 San Diego, CA
Fall 1984 September 29-30 Baltimore, MD (APTA Expo)
Spring 1984 April 7-8 Toronto, ON
Fall 1983 October 15-16 Central New Jersey
Spring 1983 May 14-15 Milwaukee, WI
Fall 1982 October 16-17 Hartford, CT
Spring 1982 April 3-4 Cincinnati, OH
Fall 1981 October 17-18 San Francisco, CA
Spring 1981 April 11-12 Chicago, IL
Fall 1980 October 11-12 Orlando, FL
Spring 1980 April 12-13 Pittsburgh, PA
Fall 1979 October 6-8 Cleveland, OH
Spring 1979 March 31 & April 1 Richmond, VA
Fall 1978 October 7-8 Los Angeles, CA
Spring 1978 April 1-2 Philadelphia, PA
Fall 1977 September 17-18 Toronto, ON
Spring 1977 March 26-27 Boston, MA
Fall 1976 September 18-19 New York City and Long Island, NY
Spring 1976 March 27-28 Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC
Spring 1975 April 12-13 Westchester County, NY
Fall 1974 September Reading, PA
Spring 1973 April 7-8 Newark, NJ/New York, NY (25th Anniversary Convention)

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