Welcome, New Members!
Welcome to new Silver Sponsor Petrocon Corporation! They are a national trade organization operating in North America. They represent consumers in the commercial and industrial manufacturing sectors. Located near Washington D.C., they work closely with affiliate trade associations within specific manufacturing and transportation sectors.

Contact Joseph D Giovinazzo at 301-730-0114 or jdgiov@petrocon.org
Welcome to new member Destination Gettysburg! Destination Gettysburg is the official destination marketing organization for Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Contact Nicole Absher at 717-338-3062 or nicole@destinationgettysburg.com
Welcome to new member Visit Prince William! Prince William County, Virginia, located in DC's Countryside, is home to Civil War history & battlefields, Quantico, scenic parks & farms, affordable hotels & amazing things to do.

Contact Mark Kowalewski at 703-328-0970 or mkowalewski@pwcgov.org
Membership Updates
GNJMA Scholarship Fundraising Auction Held 7/22-26
Thank you to those that donated items to the auction to benefit our Scholarship Program: BusBOOKS, Mass Bay Lines, MCI, Resorts Casino, Villa Roma Resort, Wyndham Garden-York. Your generosity is so very much appreciated! 

We raised $1,038 for the Scholarship! The top five (5) winning bids were from John Henry, Tracy Stroyny, Wayne Klein, John Raia and Tom JeBran.
Congratulations and THANK YOU!
Klein Resumes 7 Day Service to New York City 
Klein Transportation's service to NYC returned to a 7 day a week schedule on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. "We are happy to be able to offer daily service again to better meet the needs of the community,"  said Alison Klein Sherman. Read the press release.
Trans-Bridge Lines Has Expanded Its Service Once Again!
Trans-Bridge Lines has been conducting surveys of its passengers, analyzing data on ridership, and proposing different schedule scenarios in order to best serve their customer’s needs, and offer vital transportation for the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. As of Monday, July 19, 2021, they included two new routes on its Allentown/Clinton/New York Schedule. Read the press release.
Membership Renewal Invoices
Allied and Operator Members received their renewal invoices this week for the upcoming September 1st renewal. As previously communicated, your paid dues will be good until 12/31/22.

That's 16 months of membership for the annual price. Add this to the free membership year for the current term, that equates to a huge value.

We would like to thank those who have renewed early!
GNJMA Writes NJ Senators Plus
Joint Letter to Majority Leader Schumer
GNJMA sent letters to Senator Menendez and Senator Booker on July 15th and a joint letter with BANY and Broadway.com to Majority Leader Charles Schumer on July 21 to get their support as we seek additional funding for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act grant program. We are still working to get relief for our members!
GNJMA Committees Spotlight
Did you know GNJMA also has six active committees? Each committee is made up of member volunteers, not only Board members. Let us know if you are interested in joining a committee!
Jon DeCamp, Chair
  • Joe Fernandez
  • Tom JeBran
  • Heath Ochroch
  • Michelle Petelicki
Michelle Petelicki, Chair 
  • Jon DeCamp
  • Trisha Fridrich
  • Sean Hughes
  • Tom JeBran
  • Jimmie Lytle
  • Heath Ochroch
  • Jason Sharenow
  • Joe Simonetta
  • Tom Taylor
  • Courtney Villani 
Meetings & Marketing
Tom Taylor, Chair 
  • David Benedict
  • Heather Colache
  • Tom Dugan
  • John Happersett
  • John Henry
  • Meg Lewis
Membership & Bylaws
Meg Lewis, Chair 
  • John Henry
  • Alison Sherman
  • George Rodriguez
  • Frank Smith 
Safety & Risk
Scott Clark, Chair
  • Amantuallah Allen
  • Bob Crescenzo
  • Mike McDonal
  • Steven O’Shea
  • Erwin Pantel
  • Scott Price
  • Newell Scoon
  • Shawn Stout
  • Tom Taylor
  • Rich Eckelson
  • Roy Furo
  • Meg Lewis
  • Tony Mongiovi
  • Jonathan Robbins
  • Michael Trageser
  • Steve Weiss
Ransomware & FMCSA PSP Program Webinars Held
GNJMA hosted two free webinars in July. On July 27, we held a webinar to get a better understanding of the threat of ransomware. View the July 27 presentations: Ransomware NJCCIC and Motorcoach CISA Cyber Brief.

On July 28, we hosted an online overview of the FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening (PSP) Program. View the presentation.
Motorcoach Professional Awards - Deadline August 31
The annual Motorcoach Professional Awards honors employees that demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry.  

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.

This year, since our Spring Association Meeting was cancelled, we will host award recipients at our Fall Association Annual Meeting October 7th at Resorts. Get details and nominate your best today!
Group Leader Marketplace - Deadline 9/1
GNJMA is hosting the return of its annual Marketplace and Group Leader Appreciation Day on October 7 at Resorts AC in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Marketplace, one of the largest such events in the East, is returning after the annual event had to be canceled last year due to pandemic restrictions. We have a dozen of buses coming down with group leaders.

Industry News & Beyond
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Joint Town Hall to Meet the New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Meerna Joshi - Postponed!
The 8/5 town hall meeting with Meeri Joshi has been postponed. Once a new date is scheduled, we will let you know!
Atlantic City Coalition Build - Online Briefing August 26
Join GNJMA and Busing on the Lookout on August 26, 2021, for a virtual 90-minute briefing on commercial sexual exploitation and find out how the casino, transit, and bus industries can partner with law enforcement to help end human trafficking in Atlantic City.

The goal is to get as many casino and bus reps to attend this very important meeting.

The following GNJMA members are already registered: Caesars Casino Hotel, Harrah's, Resorts Casino Hotel, Tropicana Casino. Get details and register today!
Northeast State & Regional Association Joint Meeting
GNJMA members have been invited to join several northeastern motorcoach associations at a joint meeting in Massachusetts on September 9th.
The associations involved are Connecticut Bus Association (CBA), New England Bus Association (NEBA), Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA), Bus Association of New York (BANY), Mass Bus, and us.

Registration for our operator member is $25.00. Hope to see you there!
Register for GNJMA Annual Fall Events! Deadline is 9/1!

We hope you can join us October 6-7, 2021 at Resorts in Atlantic City! Ready to Register?  Click on the links below...

 Reminder of General Industry Events
Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28
During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance service providers on the importance of brake system safety. Get more information.
Upcoming EIDL Webinar Series:
Small Business Relief & Recovery
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans.
• Monday, August 2, 12:00 p.m. EDT, Click here to register. 
• Monday, August 2, 6:00 p.m. EDT, Click here to register. 
New Jersey Historic Bus Festival September 18
Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (NJTHC) is holding a Historic Bus Festival and GNJMA member, Starr Tours is hosting! The event is taking place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM in Trenton, NJ. View the flyer and get all of the details!
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Get featured and get some FREE Marketing! Share with us your story, any special news, such as company anniversaries, etc.  Each Monday, we send an email to our entire membership and post to our website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) using the hashtag #MemberMondays, along with your company's social medial handles.
If interested, submit your information by completing this short form.

 ICYMI: Member Alerts
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