I started in 1973 to be an active member of the club of people who have interest in buses and bus companies.The assocation is called Autobus Documentatie Vereniging (ADV). I was member to somewhere in the nineties of the previous decade. The ADV organized also visits to garages of buscompanies.
The first one I joined after being member was to the BBA, the Brabantse Buurtspoorwegen en Autobusdiensten. This company had routes throughout the province of Brabant. This company does not exist anymore. Nowadays buses from Arriva and Hermes are seen. All in the same color as required by the government of Brabant. On the buses not he company name is displayed but “Bravo – Brabant Vervoert Ons”.
This history blog wil be limited to the BBA only.
BBA also took over the comanpies ALAD, OT and EMA. ALAD serviced the region between Gorinchem and ‘s Hertogenbosch, OT serviced the area north-east of ‘s Hertogenbosch and EMA all villages south of Eindhoven.
Also the city servcies of Roosendaal and Bergen op Zoom plus the lines Bergen op Zoom-Tholen