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Motorcoach Professional Awards 
Nominations Now Open!
2020 Motorcoach Professional Honorees!
We are now accepting nominations for the GNJMA Motorcoach Professional Awards.

This is a great way to recognize and reward your "stand-out" employees. Recipients receive gifts and the recognition of their company leaders and industry peers.  This year, the awards will occur at our Annual Fall Association Meeting October 7th at Resorts.

The deadline to submit your nominations is June 30, 2021.  Get more information and nominate your "stand-outs" today!  
Trans-Bridge Lines Marks 80th Anniversary

GNJMA member, Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc. has transported millions of residents throughout the Lehigh Valley and northwestern New Jersey for 80 years! February marked this monumental milestone in what has been a bittersweet year for the Greater Lehigh Valley's leading motorcoach company. Recently, we highlighted Trans-Bridge in our #MemberMondays series. Congratulations to the JeBran family and the entire Trans-Bridge Line's team!

Prevost Introduces Block of Hours for Servicing

GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, Prevost recently introduced Block of Hours, a brand new program allowing operators with any sized fleet to reserve a regularly scheduled time slot in a Prevost service center for service from preventive maintenance to unexpected stops.  Read the press release.
"Return to Better" Six-Part Webinar Series

Platinum Sponsor, The L&W Team, hosted a six-part "Return to Better" series on important topics for how the private bus and motorcoach industry can utilize stimulus funding to have long-term impacts on your business. If you missed the live webinars, don't worry, The L&W Team has you covered!  The webinars are available for you "on-demand".  In each 60-minute session, Trisha discusses her perspective on recovery, tips for success, useful technology and a demonstration of how easy it can be to make a difference. Thank you to The L&W Team! Click here to access the webinars on-demand.
ABC Companies Enters into Strategic Partnership with Grande West

GNJMA Gold Sponsor, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has entered into a strategic U.S. distribution agreement with Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses.  Read the press release.
Mobile Vaccinations and Cannabis Legislation 

GNJMA is continuing to work on mobile vaccinations with the NJ Department of Health.  While receptive, they are not ready to address our request.  In addition, three new laws recently passed on Cannabis legalization last week. We wrote letters to all representatives back in early December sharing our list of concerns.  Here is a summary of the laws, culled down from approximately 160 pages. We will share more information on both these topics as we learn.
Safety & Risk Committee and Legislative Committee Members Sought 

We are looking to form a Safety & Risk Committee. The objective of the committee will be to identify key and emerging risk management issues that affect the members of the Association.  The committee will work to ensure safety and risk management best practices are in line with the Association's mission and relate to our commitment to safety.  The committee meetings are held virtually quarterly.  We are also looking for additional committee members for the Legislative Committee If you are interested, or have questions, please call or send us an email.

Click here to find out more about all GNJMA committees. Thank you!
Submit 2021 Scholarship Applications 

The Scholarship program was developed to promote higher education goals of our members, their employees and their families, whether it be to pursue a college degree or a trade certification.  

The Scholarship Committee has extended the deadline to accept applications through June 30, 2021Get more information and apply today!
GNJMA Marks 40th Anniversary With Growth

"What's nice about the association is, even though we're going through a very tough time right now, we've been helping our members stick together on various issues and have given them knowledge and education to help them throughout this pandemic," said Tim Stout, owner of  Stout's Transportation and President of GNJMA.  Read more...

Destination & Attractions...Who's Open?

We surveyed our Allied Destination and Attraction Members to get their open status.  We asked:
  • Are you accepting buses?
  • If so, are you requiring temperature checks as passengers disembark?
  • If not, what are your plans?
  • Anything else you would like to share?

Click here to download and view.   Let us know if you are open!

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 Important Industry Updates & News Links
What Employers Need to Know about Legalized Recreational Cannabis
Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits 
Buttigieg Suggests Usage Charge as Sustainable Funding Solution
FEMA Bus Security Grants Now Open for Applications 
FMCSA Offers FAQ About Mask Mandate for Transportation Modes and Hubs
NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Could Be Getting Boost From New DOT Secretary
MTA Tolls To Increase 7% Across-the-Board on New York City Bridges and Tunnels
 ICYMI:  Member Alerts

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  All alerts, as well as past newsletters, can be accessed via our website member portal (Member Info/Documents/Member Alerts) with logon credentials.  Since our last newsletter, here are the alerts that have been sent:
  • Time-Sensitive Info! MCI to Host Workshop & PABT Application for Licenses Due (this Friday)
  • #MemberMondays: Westlake Tours
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