Q1: Does the Member support returning motorcoaches to a full federal fuel tax exemption as originally envisioned by Congress?

Q2: Absent a return to zero, does the Member support retention of the current partial fuel tax exemption?

Q3: If Congress decides to increase the federal fuel tax, does the Member support a full exemption for motorcoaches from any increase?

Q4: If Congress chooses to ultimately transition to a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax, does the Member support full parity in treatment with municipal transit systems?

UMA Survey Responses

wdt_ID Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Comments
1 Neutral Neutral Likely Likely Staffer had very limited knowledge of our current concerns she was attentive to our request
2 Neutral No Likely Yes This is only a test
3 Neutral Likely Likely Likely They asked questions about transit and school bus as it compares to motorcoach
4 Neutral Likely Likely Yes Staffer wants to check the Congresswoman’s position on it, however it was a very positive meeting
5 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Positive meeting. Staffer will advise whether or not Congresswoman can support us.
6 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He seems to be leaning our way with more info.
7 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Seems to believe we should pay all or nothing
8 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He has never addressed this. He seems to be leaning toward supporting us but wants to hear both sides. He asked why we came off parity in the first place.
9 Neutral Likely Yes Yes While the staffer wants to get the Congressman’s view, he likes the fact that our industry is part of the solution not the problem. Given the fact that we are taxpayers parity with Transit did not seem to be a problem with him.
10 Neutral Yes Yes Yes Stay in touch with Steven P. Keenan, Senior Policy Advisor, at steven_keenan@reed.senate.gov.
11 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Na
12 No Likely Likely Likely His first question was if the fuel tax increase to everyone, why should your tax not increase as well is that not fair. I then led to the lack of parity with public transit and the private sector, also how the small operators that make up 80% of our indu
13 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Very receptive to benefits the rebate has on our industry
14 Neutral Likely Likely Likely With more information, very likely to support.
15 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Jaxon is very supportive and willing to help us with any bill that comes up.
16 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Needs more industry knowledge. Appeared very open to ideas
17 Neutral Likely No No Asked to stay in touch.
18 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Staffer listened and said she would inform the Congressman
19 Neutral Yes Yes Likely None
20 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Great meeting, had good conversations with Golden!
21 Neutral Yes Yes Likely N/A
22 Neutral Yes Yes Likely None
23 No Likely Likely Likely Thought ask was a bit much
24 Neutral Yes Yes Likely N/A
25 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Got to speak with Senator King, over coffee, and one of his staffers. Felt like they heard our issues.
26 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Impressed with the graphics and numbers. Regular user of Best Bus. Will likely support continued fuel tax exemption. Need to follow up with Victoria Bice.
27 Neutral Likely Likely Likely More info needed but seems supportive.
28 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Supportive of information
29 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Very genuine staffer, non-commital bus supportive. Willing to present our position and offered to keep us on her radar.
30 Neutral Yes Yes Yes Very positive about parity
31 Neutral Likely Likely Likely I feed we did a good job of sowing seeds on a freshman representative and freshman staff
32 Yes Yes Yes Yes
33 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Positive meeting but hard to read. He’s aware of AAMA and we may want to leverage.
34 Yes Yes Yes Yes Seemed supportive but wouldn’t commit to anything.
35 No No No No Didn’t seem to think this was reasonable. Didn’t see it being that big of a factor.
36 Yes Yes Yes Yes Seemed supportive but wouldn’t commit
37 Yes Yes Yes Yes Was really supportive of the industry
38 Neutral Likely Likely Likely I think the political term used is “we will see what happens.” Congressman Davis does support not tax increases for anything relating to fuel. However, he said it does depend on what I
39 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very good meeting. Natasha’s uncle was in the bus business and she understands our issues
40 Neutral Yes Yes Yes N/A
41 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Will take info to Rep. Seems supportive.
42 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Kevin agreed that motorcoaches are the solution not the problem with congestion. Seemed very receptive. Since congresswoman lives in the same township as our office I offered her to come visit st her convenience.
43 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Nothing
44 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Remembers us from previous years, was familiar with our issues and appears open
45 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Very noncommittal
46 Neutral Yes Yes Yes N/A
47 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Ways and means. Continued follow up is likely important. Good connection with Dennis.
48 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Did notvseem real positive about keeping parity or lower taxing
49 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Coffee with a room full of people. Did not get chance to talk with senator or staff
50 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Very positive meeting
51 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very interested in more info.
52 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very positive towards are issues
53 Neutral Likely Likely Likely No specific positions were shared, however, enagaged and asked for clarity on why we should be exempt to better understand.
54 Yes Yes Yes Yes Was very supportive of the industry
55 Yes Yes Yes Yes Met with him for one hour. Great meeting.
56 Neutral Yes Likely Yes The rep seemed very interested in our plight and will bring our concerns and asks to Senator Kaine
57 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Stated that the Senator is very interested in infrastructure.
58 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Generic interest, but no commitment
59 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He could be a rockstar for our group. Very interested in helping the industry and working together to solve congestion issues and transportation needs in his district.
60 No Likely Likely Likely Will not support full exemption. Not that familiar with the issue but says there is a need to raise revenue.
61 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Very receptive to our presentation
62 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Had lots of questions and was very receptive
63 Neutral Yes Likely Likely None
64 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very good meeting. He is extremely knowledgeable and wants our industry to be part of the solution. Please follow up with him.
65 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Young man was polite and seemed interested
66 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Seemed receptive.
67 Yes Yes Yes Yes Mr. King spent an hour with us. I understand it was relationship management but we touched on may issues.
68 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Na
69 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Discussions on the issue at least a year away.
70 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Staffer stated VMT tax highly unlikely, issue to be discussed over a year from now.
71 Neutral Yes Yes Yes N/A
72 Neutral Yes Yes Likely He really wants to bring bus manufacturers to Virginia!
73 Neutral Yes Yes Yes Did not actually commit but seemed supportive of the positions.
74 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Seemed supportive.Send info and thank you letter with invitation to MCI location.
75 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Send thank you letter.
76 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Send thank you letter and invitation To MCI Bay Area service location.
77 Yes Yes Yes Yes Duh
78 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Very familar with New Flyer.Send thank you with invitation to VIC in Anniston.Send MCI bus model.
79 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Did not get a chance to meet with the original person Geoff. So I had to do a briefing with Ali. She was noncommittal on anything.
80 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He asked some really tough questions but he seem like he felt as though we are paying the rifle tax at the moment. He also did not think the party was involved.
81 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Aware of our situation
82 Neutral Yes Yes Yes She was very supportive of the Orlando Central Florida area as far as infrastructure. She is a native Floridian from Orlando. Wants to see the motorcoach and Shree do well.
83 Neutral Likely Likely Likely If a bill is introduced he asked us to reach out to him on any issues we see. Unfortunately did not meet with congressman.
84 Neutral Yes Likely Likely None
85 Yes Likely Likely Likely None
86 Yes Yes Yes Likely Office said they can’t coaponsor legislation because it’s leadership, but very supportive of our issue
87 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very supportive
88 Yes Yes Yes Yes Met with Flannery Fox she did not seem aware of issues but seemed to be supportive
89 No Likely No Likely This was mostly an informational meeting sharing our concerns. He was not ready to make any calls on anything but my answers above reflect what it appeared like he was leaning.
90 No No No No This was a good meeting to share some of our concerns. His main idea was that if there was a 20% increase in the Federal Fuel tax, then there would be a 20% increase in the amount we would be paying. However, he did agree that it is important to keep our
91 Neutral Yes Yes Yes Send thank you, invite to factory and model bus
92 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He commented that the reauthorization does not until 2020.
93 Neutral Yes Yes Yes She was unaware of the federal fuel tax. She was receptive and didn’t think it would come back to 0
94 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Liked our focus on parody. Told us to keep them in the loop and Express our wants as the infrastructure bill comes along.
95 Neutral Likely Likely Likely The young man we met with told us that he felt the parity statement was fair and to reach back when the issue gets hot.
96 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Listened but appeared rushed and just wanted rid of us
97 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Met with Tucker, did not see Rep. Pingree. He was open and very welcoming.
98 Neutral Likely Likely Likely They took some notes, gave them the flyer
99 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
100 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Left. Flyer
101 Neutral Likely Likely Likely NONE
102 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
103 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Left a flyer
104 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Member and his staffer seemed very receptive to the idea of parity. Offered to support our positions. Made a good connection
105 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
106 No No No No Felt the staffer could care less about what we had to say.
107 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Seemed to think infrastructure was not going to pass this year.
108 Neutral Likely Likely Likely The Aide did not take a single note and did the opening statement by telling us he had no time for us.
109 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Got to see the member and staffer, Very positive all around
110 Yes Yes Yes Yes She asked us about and Florida members who were supportive of the exemption issue that she could meet with and discuss the issue
111 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
112 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Asked uma’s Position on intercity bus grants.
113 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Jessica seemed interested in what we had to say, very positive meeting
114 Neutral Yes Likely Yes Rep. Delgado was in the room and spending time listening to our issues.
115 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
116 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Best meeting I have ever had with this Senators office. Staffer was pleased with the materials we left and said she would like to be able to consult with us if issues arise.
117 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Seemed negative toward infrastructure passing
118 Yes Yes Yes Yes Met with Kyle Sanders. Kyle was very energetic about parity with public transit.
119 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Bridget was very eager to learn about our stats. Very receptive.
120 Neutral Yes Likely Likely We met with Patrick O’Connor and he was extremely receptive to our appeal and I believe that he generally agreed with our position. He certainly understands the basic fairness issue with respect to parody with the transits.
121 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Peter La Fountain, Senior Legislative Assistant, listened carefully, but it was hard to guessed what he was thinking.
122 Neutral Yes Likely Likely We met worth Ryan Edwards who certainly has an interest in what we were saying and generally agreed that our industry does in fact provide a vital public service and that we are a part of the solution.
123 Neutral Yes Likely Likely N/A
124 Neutral Likely Likely Likely A
125 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Our meeting with Ross Brennan was extremely positive. While he was not committing g a position of the congressman, I do believe that he generally agrees with our position.
126 Yes Yes Yes Yes Send videoSend thank you letter, invite to facility, list of new development and technology.
127 Yes Yes Yes Yes Good meeting, the Senator is very committed to infrastructure. We need to follow up.
128 Yes Yes Yes Yes We need to educate and find a champion.
129 Yes Yes Yes Yes She wanted us to let her know who the champion of parity is. Do we have one?
130 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Wanted to know who a champion for parity would be
131 Neutral Likely Likely Likely He was non-committal to the tax issue.
132 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Ended up with a staffer who ook notes but did not elaborate on his thoughts.
133 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Did not attend as the mtg was late so we broke up and went to the next MTG.
134 Neutral Likely Likely Likely A
135 No Likely Likely Likely Staff was very non committal but did say infrastructure money has to come from somewhere.
136 Yes Yes Yes Yes Rep Bost Was very receptive to our parity in taxing
137 Neutral Likely Yes Yes Seemed very interested in our plight. Seemed to understand our ask.
138 No No Likely No Staff said the VMT was basically a done deal. How to manage it is where they are at.
139 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Cordial meeting and she was engaged and interested
140 Neutral Yes Likely Yes He was in support of supply parity.
141 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Non-communal but seemed open to discussion And eager to listen and learn
142 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with Mathew Brownlie due to scheduling issues and he does not work this area but will forward to Miranda Norman who is the person on staff who does
143 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Our local representative office... was receptive to what we said and offered further assistance when needed.
144 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Took notes and was interested in our information. No formal agreement on positions.
145 No No No No Listened to what we said but didn’t seem convinced that tax exemptions were going to stick.
146 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Offered to help if any legislative action occurred but not sure what the actual outcome would be.
147 Neutral Yes Likely Yes Met with a staffer who took notes but did seem to pay attention
148 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with staffer. Meeting went well
149 No No No No Typical Democratic response. They don’t care what it might cost private business.
150 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Great meeting. Met with the congressman who was very personable and we talked a lot about politics, sports and home. He is just a good guy.
151 Yes Yes Yes Yes He was very supportive of assisting our industry. He is a head of the bus caucus. He could be a champion for our cause. Very close to me. Let me know if you need anything to grow this opportunity. - Jake Winkler
152 Neutral Yes Yes Likely None
153 Neutral Likely Yes Likely None
154 Neutral Yes Likely Likely He use to own a trucking company and understands what these fuel taxes cost the transportation industry.
155 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Positive meeting
156 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Positive meeting. UMA members knew the Congressman from his years in the transportation business. The general feeling he will support the fuel tax exemption. Needs follow up.
157 Yes Yes Yes Likely None
158 No Likely Likely Likely Na
159 Neutral Likely Likely Likely The senators perspective is that a fuel tax will not happen unless the president pushes it. He said that parity could only be addressed at the time of a new tax
160 No Likely No Likely he said heneeds more info on position, but get to his legislative people asap
161 Neutral Yes No Likely Repeat visit with staff member.
162 Yes Yes Yes Yes Very supportive
163 Yes Likely Likely Likely None
164 Neutral Yes No Likely will consider tarriff problem
165 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with the same Staffer as last year of which was good.. Seemed to be very interested in our comments and took notes to our thoughts. Asked if and when we saw any media perspective on this issue and we had thoughts to please email them our requests.
166 Neutral Likely Likely Likely None
167 No Likely Likely Likely did not like tarriffs or border shut down and its impact on business
168 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Again, our second time with this Staffer. Listened, took notes and was glad we brought our situation to them before this had gotten any further in discussion in DC. Also, as with others, asked if in information going out and we had thoughts and suggesti
169 No Likely Likely Likely not sure infrastructure bill will pass this year , does not like tarriffs or boder shutdown
170 Neutral Yes Yes Yes Lot of conversation about the New Flyer plant and contributions to technology and environmental issues from the bus industry.
171 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Our first meeting with any of his Staffer’s to take notes and. Give the impression that he was interested and this has been the first time EVER we have had that impression. Of course, we know this is bringing us to election year and they are listening.
172 No Likely No Likely Very cold and unreceptive. Did not seem interested about our issues. Pressed very hard on environmental green aspects of industry.
173 Neutral Likely Likely Likely His first time with us and had no clue of our industry, but gave the impression that he was interested and we have discussion with his “boss” our concerns and these issues.Felt positive with our time with him.
174 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with Tim Rice’s Staffer, not Kathleen Rice of New York. This Staffer was new, but listened, took notes and seemed interested. Said he woul;d bring it to his “bosses” attention and was happy that we came prior to the further discussion.Good mee
175 Neutral Yes Likely Yes Aderholt unable to make meeting.Aid was very receptive.
176 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Not too much knowledge about industry or issues. Interested what we had to say and we offered to provide any assistance in the future.
177 Yes Yes Likely Yes Congressman Palmer did make the end of the meeting. I spoke with him about being on T
178 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Met Mr. Shelby in the hall, gave quick pitch. Met with two aides very supportive of our efforts. Want to stay in touch to help where they can.
179 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Very good meeting but non committal.
180 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Emmer is an advocate for us. He has been at our state assn meeting.
181 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Stauber is a huge advocate for us. Keep him in the loop!
182 Neutral Likely Likely Likely More educational than anything.
183 Neutral Likely Likely Likely More educational than anything
184 Neutral Likely Likely Likely More educational than anything
185 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Engaged and interested
186 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Was a good opportunity to educate him on industry. Requested and I have sent him the electronic copy of the facts
187 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Did not make this one. Jake Winkler did solo
188 Yes Yes Yes Yes NA
189 Neutral Yes Yes Likely Good meeting with the Senator, who came off the floor to chat for a few minutes, and then with her staff .
190 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Meet with a staffer he was very attentive to our delivery. The staff member was a familiar face from past fly ins.
191 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Staffer had very limited knowledge of our current concerns she was attentive to our request
192 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Information well received
193 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with two staffers both had limited knowledge of the topics we were presenting. They were open to our concerns
194 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Met with the member and staffer. She was very open to our concerns. She the current chair, we need to continue the dialogue with her and her staffer as they are ÿery interested in looking in to what the funding sources are and solutions needed to fund
195 Neutral Likely Likely Likely Information gathering
196 Neutral Yes Likely Likely Met with staffer .
197 Neutral Yes Likely Likely None . Very positive meeting
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