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Convention Details for

 Fall 2018 - Portland, OR - October 5th - 7th

The Fall 2018 Convention (Portland, OR) will be headquartered at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Portland Airport -  Cascade Station - located at 9189 NE Cascasde Parkway,  Portland, OR.  This will be a 3-day Convention.

Convention Activities: Registration and sign-in will take place in the Holiday Inn Express & Suites lobby starting at 7:30 AM on 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: 

Friday: Properties south of Portland will be visited including Eugene, Salem, Albany and Corvallis.

Saturdays: Commuter properties in the greater Portland area will be visited including SMART (Wilsonville), C-Tran
(Vancouver, WA) and Tri-Met bus garages in Portland.

Sunday: Tri-Met, MAX light rail and Portland Streetcar facilities will be visited.

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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 70th 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.


 April 2017 - June 2017 

Featured in this issue:

 Nassau County - The Private Years - Part 1 by Fred McGullam

The April - June issue of Motor Coach Age features the first part of the story of local transit service in Nassau County on Long Island, New York. 

Issue mailed to members:  Late Spring 2018