Advocacy Efforts

The Ontario Motor Coach Association and Motor Coach Canada actively advocate for the following initiatives:

  • Redevelop Ontario’s motor coach network to reconnect communities that are no longer serviced by bus or train.
  • Provide long-term strategic funding to support motor coach and group travel suppliers to assist in the recovery, rebuilding, and sustainability of Ontario’s tourism and group travel sector.
  • Introduce a Gas Tax Rebate for private motorcoach operators and charters to help alleviate financial burdens and ensure route options remain available to Ontarians.
  • Directly support private motor coach operators by;
    1. Providing a 5% carve-out in all federal transit investments for private operators. and by;
    2. Including private operators as eligible recipients in current the Rural Transit Fund, the Federal Gas Tax Fund and any new Permanent Transit Funding programs.
  • Invest in the development of a National Motor Coach Transportation Network

If you have any questions about these initiatives or OMCA’s advocacy efforts, please get in touch with us at

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