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South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA)
Expired Bus Management Rules
As one of the more important benefits that the GNJMA provides to its Members, we monitor and comment on State Regulations that affect the bus industry.  We have an Executive Director, an Attorney, and a Lobbyist working for you.  In addition, we have a wonderful group of committed Board Members with active committees, one of which is the Legislative Committee, to address these types of concerns.

We recently confirmed with Counsel for the SJTA, Lauren R. Staiger, Esq. of Gilmore & Monahan, P. A., that the Bus Management Rules expired in November 2016, and were not re-enacted or replaced.  Per Ms. Staiger, "The SJTA's  bus management rules and regulations have expired.  The SJTA is in the process of adopting formal rules which will no longer contain the former regulation of routes, parking and medallions.  We have submitted the regulations to OAL for its review and are hopeful that they will be available to the public in the July or August NJ Register". 
What does this mean for you?   There are no longer requirements that Bus Operators purchase the Daily Permits or Fleet Medallions.  Further, if you have received any Summonses from SJTA since November 2016 for violations (off-route, no permit, improper parking) which have not yet been paid or are scheduled for a Court Hearing, please send a copy of the Summons to Pattie Cowley so that we can get the Summons dismissed.
Assembly Committee Releases 
School Bus Monitoring System Bill

A bill allowing municipalities and school districts to use monitoring systems to record motorists who illegally pass school buses that have stopped to let students on or off advanced out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee June 1st.

Currently, first-time offenders who fail to stop at least 25 feet from a stopped bus with flashing lights face a fine of at least $100, imprisonment for up to 15 days or community service, or both. Subsequent offenses would result in a fine of at least $250, imprisonment for at least 15 days, or both.  

Under the proposed measure (A3798/S211), the penalty for a first-time offense - when the incident isn't recorded - would be a fine of $250, 15 days of community service, or both. Subsequent offenses would result in a fine of $500 and no less than 15 days of community service.   Read more here.

Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association 
Unveils New Website

The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association (GNJMA) unveiled their new website May 24th located at It offers a new professional look and feel for the Association with content related to the member's interest and the motorcoach industry overall. 
"We are extremely excited about our new website as it speaks to the quality and commitment of our members.   We believe the many benefits of joining the GNJMA are highlighted effectively and makes joining the Association easier with our new online application," said Patricia Cowley, GNJMA Executive Director. 
As part of the project, a new Association logo was developed.  The new website also offers a member's only section where a secure log-in is required. This exclusive section of the website will provide members with valuable industry-specific resources and information, including a document repository, calendar of events, news and a classified section.  In addition, the GNJMA has initiated its presence on social media by creating a Facebook page.  People can now LIKE and follow the Association at
"The website was redesigned with a focus on our members and reflective of our mission and things we love about the Greater New Jersey region. The first few images you will see are of the Jersey shore, the NYC skyline and fall foliage. Other images include motorcoach photos, a driver and also passengers boarding a coach, indicating what we as members value in our industry," noted GNJMA President Tim Stout.
The GNJMA works in cooperation with industry associations, local, state, and federal agencies, legislators, vendors, attractions, destinations, and other entities to promote the betterment and welfare of our industry, members and their employees and Association objectives.  Further, the Association takes proactive steps in promoting safety in the motorcoach industry by sponsoring safety workshops for bus drivers, driver excellence award programs, inspection workshops, and industry professional awards.

Annual Member Meeting 
Special Guest Speaker
Register for Fall  Events!  

October 11th - Annual Golf Outing
October 11th - Meet & Mingle 
October 12th - Annual Member Meeting & Mini-Marketplace
October 12th - Group Leader Appreciation Day & Marketplace

Bus Operators:  Reserve your arrival time slot to bring your Group Leaders on October 12th for a great day at Resorts!

Register Online at

Sponsor Opportunities Available
 Contact  Pattie Cowley  for Details!

Member Notes

Welcome New Members!

Sprague Energy Contact Patricia Carcer
Powerhouse Industries Contact Steve Newman

Do you have a special story or anniversary you would like us to highlight in a newsletter? 
Did You Know?

If you refer a regular member (bus operator) who joins the Association, you will receive 50% OFF on your membership renewal (September 1st).

The Annual Driver Safety Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th at  Sands Casino.   More details to come!

The Mid-Year Board of Director's Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15th at 10:00AM via teleconference.

For your convenience, we are now accepting credits cards for payments to the GNJMA.
Contact:  Pattie Cowley, Executive Director | Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association
 908-835-0935 x105 | |