August 29, 2016


The United Transportation Union — through the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT), one of its predecessor unions — began representing workers in the bus industry in 1928, about the same time that many of the first bus companies were being formed by the railroads.

Organizing was slow because federal laws requiring railroads to recognize labor organizations did not apply in the bus industry.

The UTU Bus Department has shown steady growth and achievement since its beginnings more than half a century ago. This has been possible because of the labor union spirit and dedication of the Bus Department members and officers, many of whom have brought recognition and prestige to the union through their achievements in committee work, legislative activity and in various fields of public life.

Bus News
Bus Officer Columns
Bus Company Websites
Bus Safety

For the latest news about the bus industry, both from UTU and other sources, click the link below.

Bus News

To view a list of the monthly UTU News columns from Bus Department Vice President Rich Deiser, click on the link below.

Bus Officer Columns

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Bus Company Websites

DOT Motor Coach Safety
Action Plan

Federal Transit

Administration Safety
and Security Page

National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration
School Bus Safety

Department of
Office of Drug and
Alcohol Policy