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OMCA Golf Tournament Update
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The OMCA Golf Tournament is just a month away! If you haven't already registered and were planning on doing so, please use the link below to register within the next few weeks, as space is filling up. There are also only a handful of rooms left at the Best Western Cairn Croft. You can reserve your room by calling 905-356-1161 and reference the Group Code ID #2902. Please note, all golfer registrations must be paid in full before Aug. 19, 2014. Online registration for golf has been changed to 11 AM; shuttle buses will be running from the Best Western Cairn Croft.

Any gift items for the raffle must either be sent to the OMCA office before Aug. 13 or brought with you to the tournament. If you are bringing the gift with you, please let the OMCA office know so it can be included in the gift catalogue. For more info and to donate to the prize table, please use the link below; all proceeds from the raffle will go to the Mary Lynn Higgins Youth Fund.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Golf registration: http://birdeasepro.com/omcagolf2014
Prize table donation link: http://www.omca.com/events/golf.html
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In Memoriam: Don Sharp, Sharp Bus Lines
OMCA
It is with sadness that we announce Don Sharp, co-founder of Sharp Bus Lines, passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday July 10, 2014 in his 89th year. A long-time resident of Glen Morris, Don also farmed and was active with both the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) and the Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) for many years. He enjoyed friendships too numerous to count within the industry. Funeral Services were held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, July 16.
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Motor coach travel boosts tourism, economy
The Londoner
With apologies to Detroit, London may be Canada's answer to the Motor City. In specific, motor coach travel is alive and well and living in the Forest City. London's proximity to Highway 401, its two-hour or less trips to numerous tourist attractions, its demographics plus its own tourist attractions make it a bus tour hot spot.
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Ontario Liberal budget promises new transit spending, pension plan
The Globe and Mail
The Ontario government is promising to build transit and roads, create a new provincial pension plan and dole out grants to business — all while balancing the budget in three years. Backed by their newly won majority, the Liberals recently reintroduced the sprawling budget that caused last month's election.
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The tech-mobility revolution comes to buses: Busbud booking platform raises $9 million
Travel Daily News
Busbud.com is the only platform that helps travelers search, compare and book bus trips online at a global level. Busbud leverages the ground networks of nearly 1,500 bus companies around the world, providing coach scheduling information and booking options for over 10,460 cities in 89 countries.
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Electronic device usage on buses leaves airlines way behind
Skift
Intercity bus services are driving their way straight to the top of the leaderboard when it comes to passenger technology use, according to a DePaul University study that examines the increased use of personal electronic devices among passengers on intercity buses, planes and trains. Since last year, passenger technology usage has increased by 13 percentage points to 59.4 per cent on discount and intercity bus lines, such as Megabus, Boltbus, DC2NY, and others the study found.
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Henderson: End Ontario's highway speed hypocrisy
Windsor Star
A few years back I wrote a column defending the 100-km/h limit on Ontario's 400-series highways. Fired off in response to a retired OPP officer's call for it to be boosted to a more realistic level, the piece argued that the status quo was saving lives and we should stick with it. I meant well. I really did. But I never lived by my own words.
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Sharp decline in U.S. tourists hitting Ontario, London in pocketbook
Metro News
Noticing fewer U.S. license plates in London? We are not alone. Visits to Ontario from our neighbours to the south have been in decline for more than a decade — and there seems to be no fast turning of tide.
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Ontario 2014 budget fights deficit and invests heavily in infrastructure
Daily Commercial News
The Ontario Liberal party is moving forward with the same budget it tabled in May, which promises to maintain capital expenditures on transportation infrastructure and eliminate the deficit in fiscal year 2017/2018.

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End of the road for bus drivers
Chatham This Week
Most of the bus drivers who have been providing conventional transit service in Chatham will not be hired on when Blenheim Bus Lines takes over the contract in July. The drivers had been working for Voyageur Transportation, which was brought in last year after provider Aboutown Transportation went into receivership.

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Expect additional motor coach traffic at Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto July 9-23
OMCA
OMCA has been asked to advise bus and tour operators to expect a large number of motor coach movements to and from the Sheraton Hotel (Richmond Street entrance) from July 9-23.

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Transport policy off the rails: Who will design a national transportation system?
Rabble.ca
Standing idle in the heart of the nation's capital, the Prince of Wales rail bridge embodies the absurdity of Canadian transport policy. Repeated efforts to repurpose this historic 134-year-old structure as a public transit link across the Ottawa River have failed. On the Quebec side of the river, the rail right-of-way is occupied by the "Rapibus" transit corridor, which also stops just short of the river. Buses in the corridor have suffered 15 collisions since the service began in October 2013.
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Ontario marks progress with 1 year left to go until the 2015 Games
Government of Ontario
Premier Kathleen Wynne marked the one-year countdown to the 2015 Pan American Games recently at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. The site will transform into PANAMANIA Live at Nathan Phillips Square, presented by CIBC, during the Games, and will host the new Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock.
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Greyhound remakes itself for a new generation
USA Today
This year marks Greyhound's 100th anniversary, but instead of solely looking back, the bus line is in the midst of a makeover it hopes will appeal to the most modern of Millennial travelers. "This isn't your grandma's Greyhound,'' says David Leach, who rose from working as a baggage handler to become Greyhound's president and CEO. "It's the remaking of an iconic brand.''
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No, the customer is not always right
By Anne Rose
We've all heard the adage, "the customer is always right." I disagree. In my travel business over the years, I have encountered clients who have asked me to do something that is unethical in the least, illegal at the worst, or sometimes just plain wrong for them. How do you respond? The illegal requests should be a no-brainer, but what about situations that aren't as dramatic. Think about a common request from clients who want to cram their entire family in one hotel room despite maximum occupancy requirements. "Who will know?" I have been asked.
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