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A visit to The Classic Coast—nine vibrant and historic towns all sharing some seriously prime New England coastline—is both everything you expect and enjoyably unpredictable. This is a place and a people made of surf and soul; raised by the ocean and built by eccentric and outspoken rebels some 300-plus years ago. If you're looking for classic Colonial architecture and breathtaking New England landscapes, Discover Newport Rhode Island has 'em. Contact Pam Blauvelt 401-845-9119/


The National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY is a world-class attraction based on the celebration of comedy.

Contact: Elizabeth Galeazzo 716-484-2222/


Members Voice NYC Congestion Pricing Concerns

While many members and industry partners voiced their concerns by either submitting comments or speaking during Zoom hearings, a few sent there comments to us.  We thought we would share:

GNJMA Board Member, Tom Jebran, Trans-Bridge Lines took the time to write a letter. Read Tom's letter.

GNJMA Board Member, Michelle Petelicki, Panorama Tours testified on August 31st. Read Michelle's testimony.

John Bailey, from Bailey Coach recorded a video. Hear John's message.

Read the letter ABA submitted to the initiative sponsors.

MCI Celebrates Delivery of Its 10,000th J4500

GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, MCI announced the delivery of ten 2023 model year MCI J4500 coaches to Cline Tours, one of the nation’s leading operators in the Southeast, marking Cline Tours’ 300th motor coach and MCI’s 10,000th J4500 built on its production line in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read the press release.

Resorts Casino Hotel - GNJMA Platinum Sponsor

Resorts Casino Hotel is our newest Platinum Sponsor! GNJMA Annual Sponsorships gives us the additional ability to support the initiatives that are important to our members. We take proactive steps in promoting safety in the motorcoach industry and vigorously advocate for our members on issues that directly impact their operations. 

Interested in upgrading your annual membership to a sponsor? Members get the opportunity to support a great industry and get their business services and products in the spotlight. A Platinum, Gold or Silver annual sponsorship yields benefits above and beyond a regular membership offering. Download a summary of Sponsorship Benefits and reach out to me if you would like to discuss more. Membership renewals for all members are 1/1, so please let us know in advance if you want to upgrade. View all the GNJMA Association Sponsors!

A Yankee Line Helps Move Commuters After the FTA Shuts Down the Orange Line in Boston

A 30-day shutdown of the Orange Line is expected to cause “severe” congestion on roadways around Greater Boston as commuters who rely on the MBTA seek alternative transportation methods and Boston officials warn of a “transportation emergency.”

In announcing the shutdown, the MBTA also inked a $37 million contract with A Yankee Line, a bus company with offices in Boston, to run up to 200 vehicles tasked with ferrying commuters along the Orange Line. Read more...

DATTCO Loans Coaches for Firefighter Training

When an area fire department requested the use of two motorcoaches for training, the Connecticut transportation company DATTCO was happy to help out. Read more...

BUSBooks Tax Tips: Getting Compensation Classification Right

When it comes to compensation classification and taxes, it’s important to get it right. 

Most passenger transportation companies compensate workers as employees. During COVID, it came to light that some companies treated drivers and other workers as independent contractors. In some cases, PPP funds were either unavailable or reduced, or not forgiven because of this labor classification. Read more...

Submit Your Story for #MemberMondays!

We will share your story by sending an email to the membership and post to social media each Monday and use the hashtag #MemberMondays, along with your company's social medial handles.  

We need submissions to make this happen, so if you are interested in being featured, please share with us your story, any special news, such as company anniversaries, etc. by clicking this link. If you have an image(s) to include, email them to diana@gnjma.com. View previous member stories shared.


If you have news, please send it to us so we can share it with your fellow members! 

Association Updates & Upcoming Events

We recently received the below question from a member and GNJMA reached out to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for clarification.

Q: Does a driver who has a permit with a road test need to complete the 10 videos and the road test prior to taking the road test? Or do they need it before they can put it on their license?

A: Applicants will need to complete both Theory Instruction ELDT requirements and Behind The Wheel ELDT requirements prior to taking their NJMVC Road Test. Our road test staff will check the database prior to each applicants skills test to ensure FMSCA Entry Level Driver Training requirements have been met, if the requirements are not met the applicant will be denied the road test until ELDT is completed.

GNJMA Fall Meeting September 27-29th

Registration is now closed. We are busy finalizing all of the details for the Golf Outing, Mini-Marketplace, Association Member Lunch Meeting, Board of Director's Meeting, Meet & Mingle and of course the Marketplace/Group Leader Appreciation Day!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in a few short weeks!

GNJMA Motorcoach Professional Award Rewards
Nominations Accepted Through December 31st

The Motorcoach Professional Awards honors employees that demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry.  

UPDATE: We will host award recipients at our 2023 Spring Meeting.

This is a great way to honor those who are stand-outs at your company. Award recipients receive gifts, giveaways and recognition in front of their peers and friends. Nominations accepted through December 31, 2022Nominate your best today!

Industry News & Beyond (Links)

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Hardens Stance Against NYC Congestion Pricing

NJ Gas Tax is Going Down a Penny Per Gallon on October 1

FMCSA Training Provider Registry: Training Locations Link

You can search by “Training Type” and/or “Location” to find the nearest Training Providers in NJ. There is also a PDF downloadable version on the link as well. 

FMCSA to Take on Request to Add Hair Follicle Drug Testing to Clearinghouse

FMCSA Releases Draft Medical Examiners Handbook

Intercity Bus Lines See Encouraging Signs As Riders Return

A New Fee Is Coming to the Most Visited National Park Next Year

Vanishing Bus Routes

The Latest Traveler Trends You Need to Know

20 Best Places to Visit in Upstate New York

 ICYMI: Member Alerts

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Here is a sampling of what has been sent recently:

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