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Driver Certification Program Curriculum Design Consultation
OMCA
As reported in OMCA Report last month, MTO is making significant modifications to DCP to tighten up program oversight, increase program integrity, and to administer DCP on "full cost recovery" basis. MTO is also reviewing the curriculum for licence upgrades and will soon be sending out proposed curriculum content to all Recognized Authorities (RAs) for their review and comment. RAs should be getting a package from MTO within the next week containing proposed curriculum documents. We encourage RAs who submit comments to MTO to send us a copy as well (dave@omca.com) so that we can monitor how the membership is reacting and responding to MTO's proposed curriculum design.
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Mandatory alcohol and drug training for supervisors of drivers who go to the U.S.
OMCA
We have heard from several OMCA coach operator members who recently received a fax notice from a U.S. company promoting their online alcohol and drug training courses. The notice cautions that supervisors of employees in safety sensitive positions must receive mandatory compliance training per U.S. DOT Regulation 49CFR part 40, subsection 382.603. We want to remind OMCA members that MCC offers an online alcohol and drug compliance training for supervisors which fully complies with U.S. DOT requirements. For further information and pricing, please visit the MCC Store (Compliance products) at: http://www.motorcoachcanada.com/pubs/logbooks.html
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In Memoriam: Léo Poulin — December 7, 1924 - July 9, 2013
OMCA
OMCA would like to send our condolences to Mario Poulin of Voyages Rockland Travel, whose father Léo Poulin passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the age of 88.

A religious service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas Lefaivre Parish Cemetery. The family will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. to receive condolences. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario (613) 679-2802.

The family has kindly asked that expressions of sympathy be made in donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association: PO Box 26331, STN BRM B, Toronto, Ontario, MY7 4R1. For messages of condolences/donations or for more information, please visit www.maisonfunerairelamarre.ca.

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Tour operators cautious in embracing technology for phones, tablets
Travel Weekly
Many tour operators acknowledge the pervasiveness of travelers and agents using mobile devices to access Web content, but they say they're not yet convinced that the time is right to provide mobile sites and apps. Travel agents interviewed for this report said they were not necessarily looking to do bookings on a mobile app or site because tour itineraries are often too complicated to complete on a handheld device. What they would find really helpful, they said, is mobile technology that would enable them to access client reservations and destination information while on the move.
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More than half of Canadians planning a summer vacation
Canada Newswire
A CIBC poll conducted by Leger shows that 56 per cent of Canadians surveyed are planning to take a vacation this summer, at an average cost of $1,600 — down slightly from just over $1,700 last year. Most Canadians are planning to spend that money here in Canada for their July or August holidays.
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Small town summer tours in southern Ontario
Canoe.ca
Sightseeing bus trips include a back roads fall colour tour on while buggy rides can be arranged with two Mennonite farm families in the Township of Southgate. Explore Amish country on bus tours offered by the Perth County Visitors Association and Cherrey Bus Lines.
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6 destinations you must visit this summer
The Huffington Post
Summer is the perfect opportunity to take a day off and explore what Ontario has to offer. Whether you're into wine tours or canoe trips, here are some romantic getaways that are sure to bring you and your partner closer together.
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Summer family travel trends
Madison.com
Summer is here, and if my Facebook feed is any indication, every one I know is currently on vacation. OK, I exaggerate. But it's certainly travel season, and Travel Guard has come out with a report on summer travel trends. No surprise on the first finding, summer still reigns supreme as the most popular time to take a vacation with 83 per cent of travelers polled noting they plan to travel with some member of their family between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Canada, U.S. reach deal on Peace Bridge upgrades
The Globe and Mail
Canadian and United States representatives have averted a potential border dispute by reaching an agreement after months of heated argument over the future of the Peace Bridge, the second-busiest crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

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Greyhound taps airline pricing models to boost profit
Bloomberg
Greyhound, the iconic U.S. bus brand, has turned to pricing models used by the airline industry as it seeks a ticketing system capable of boosting profitability by charging more for travel during peak periods. FirstGroup Plc, the U.K. company that owns Greyhound, will spend as much $40 million on computerized yield-management technology to replace Greyhound's flat-rate charging plan, and has engaged a U.S. carrier to help with the design, Chief Executive Officer Tim O'Toole said.

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Stagecoach pilots tracker technology
BBC News
Bus passengers are set to benefit from new locator technology being fitted to Stagecoach buses. The trackers, on 7,000 vehicles, will make it possible to trace the progress of buses in real time from apps on smartphones and on the internet.
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Vehicle tech gets $500,000 install
Winnipeg Free Press
New Flyer Industries has acquired one of its four competitors, bought the aftermarket business of another and took on as an equity partner one of the largest bus-makers in the world. But in order to secure its position as the largest bus-maker in North America, it needs to continue developing innovative products such as a 19-metre articulated compressed natural gas bus and an all-electric battery-powered bus.
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