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 Fall 2022

Chicago, Illinois 

Thursday October 13th thru October 16th, 2022

(Registration now open)

The Fall 2022 Convention (Chicago, Illinois) will be headquartered at the Double Tree by Hilton O’Hare – 5460 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. This will be a 4-day (Thursday thru Sunday) Convention.

Convention Activities: Registration and sign-in will take place in the Double Tree by Hilton - O'Hare lobby near the Registration Desk 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, October 13 – Waukegan/North Chicago
The following visits have been requested, bus transfer facilities could substitute for some venues: • Waukegan/North Chicago Pulse • Kenosha Transit facility • Racine Transit facility • Milwaukee Transit facility • Waukesha Transit facility 

Friday, October 14 – Local Chicago and South
The following visits have been requested, bus transfer facilities could substitute for some venues: • CTA’s 95th/Dan Ryan Station • CTA’s 77th Street Shops • PACE South Division • Chicago Heights Transit Center • Gary Public Transportation Corp. or Kanakee River Valley Mass Transit District

The MBS Business meeting will take place on Friday, October 14th starting at 7:00 PM (EST)  We may plan to simulcast the business meeting and guest speaker via ZOOM.  More details on how to join via ZOOM will be announced on or about October 1st.

Saturday, October 15 – West and North of Chicago
The following visits have been requested, bus transfer facilities could substitute for some venues: • Dekalb Transit • Rockford Mass Transit District • Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) will be for the balance of the day 

Sunday, October 16 - Chicagoland
The following visits have been requested, bus transfer facilities could substitute for some venues: • CTA’s Jefferson Park Station (could also be visited on Saturday) • CTA’s bus facility(ies) that could include the CTA Historic Bus Fleet – more details to follow 

Convention Registration Information Package is now available - see the link under "Fall 2022 Convention - Chicago, Illinois " to the right or just below.  The deadline for making hotel reservations using the MBS discounted room rate is:  Wednesday, September 21st.

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 2022 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 74th 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