The United Transportation Union (now SMART Transportation Division)–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 SMART TD 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 SMART TD and other sources, click the link below.

Bus News

To view a list of the monthly SMART Transportation Division News columns from Bus Department Vice Presidents Calvin Studivant and Adhi Reddy, click on the link below.

Bus Officer Columns

Need quick access to bus company websites where SMART TD members are employed? The link below will give you fast access.

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