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Convention Details for

Spring 2018 - Boston, MA - April 26th - 29th

The Spring 2018 Convention (Boston, MA) will be headquartered at the Holiday Inn Boston - Bunker Hill - located at 30 Washington Street in Somerville, MA.  This will be a 4-day Convention.

Convention Activities: Registration and sign-in will take place in the Holiday Inn - Bunker Hill lobby starting at 7:30 AM on Thursday, 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: 

Thursday: Properties south of Boston will be visited including MBTA Quincy Garage, Brush Hill Transportation, Brockton, New Bedford and Taunton/Attleboro.

Friday: Properties north of Boston will be visited including MVRTA, Lowell, Nashua NH and Manchester.

Saturdays: Properties in Maine will be visited including COAST, Biddeford/Saco and possibly Portland. The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport ME will also be visited.  The MBS Spring meeting, flea market and slide show will be held in the evening at the hotel.

Sunday: Sunday activities will be intercity and transit operators in the Boston area will be visited including MBTA and Paul Revere Transportation.

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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.

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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 70th 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