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Greyhound Canada To Cut All Bus Routes
Greyhound Canada is permanently cutting all bus routes across the country, shutting down the intercity bus carrier’s operations in Canada after nearly a century of service. Greyhound Lines, Inc., will continue to operate cross-border routes to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver once the border reopens. Read more...
ABC Highlights GMC 'Freedom Ride' Replica
GNJMA Gold Sponsor, ABC Companies' MN Team refurbished a 1957 GMC Freedom Ride replica for the Alabama Historical Commission Freedom Rides Museum. The project started in July of 2019 with an official completion date of April 2021.  After 4,500 hours, the completely refurbished 41 passenger bus with a 671 GM diesel 2 stroke engine and Spicer 4 speed manual transmission is in route to Alabama. It will be unveiled at the museum this May in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders.
MCI Unveils Its First Zero-Emission Luxury Coach:
The J4500 Charge™
GNJMA Gold Sponsor, MCI unveiled the J4500 CHARGE™ – a new zero-emission version of the industry’s best-selling J series luxury coaches. With the unveiling, MCI further expands NFI's market-leading EV and AV lineup. Read more...
GNJMA Co-Signed Letter to Pete Buttigieg Regarding the Union Station, Washington D.C. Redevelopment Project
Twenty-two state, regional and other motorcoach associations co-signed a letter addressed to Secretary Pete Buttigieg. We voiced our concerns regarding the Union Station, Washington D.C. Redevelopment Project and we encouraged Pete and his team to include more than 60 bus slips for motorcoaches for visits to our Capitol.  Read the letter.
We received welcome news when the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released guidance on the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act grant program. It is the first measurable step forward since the law was signed by then-President Donald Trump late last year, after six months of ceaseless lobbying efforts.  Find out more and what should be doing now to get ready from our friends at UMA.

Further, in the guidelines for CERTS, near the end there is some very good advice: “Prospective grantees should review section 421(c)(6), “Conditions of Receipt” and section 421(c)(8), “Additional Conditions of Certain Receipts” for more details on the statutory conditions on receipt of CERTS grant funds. Review the Conditions of Receipt...
Masks Available; Updated Guidance
  • We have a few boxes of masks available for distribution. They are the same white, cloth masks we distributed last year. Each box has 500 masks in each. Please let us know if you're interested in a box. We will ask you to cover the shipping cost.
  • CDC just issued new guidelines for mask-wearing, click here to get the details.
  • TSA extended mask-wearing on public transportation through September 13th, click here to get the details.
Have You Met Yvette? #teamappreciation

Get to know a little more about Yvette Waananen. She began her career in the cruise industry, working for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in New York City. She then held various roles in the Financial, Insurance, and Telecommunication industries. She and Pattie Cowley have worked together for 20 years. Yvette is the Membership & Event Coordinator, and does a great job!
Submit Scholarship Apps by June 30, 2021
The Scholarship program was developed to promote the 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, 2021.  Get more information and apply today!
Industry News & Beyond
National Associations Programs - Both Start Next Week!
ABA's BISC Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series: Their in-person summer meetings were canceled, so they have put together a multi-week program starting this month, of safety, security, and maintenance-related education sessions to help keep you up to date on emerging things in the industry as well as refreshers of some things you may have forgotten. They also have added a number of interactive roundtables, so that operators can educate other operators and share their experiences. You do not need to be an ABA member to participate. Get more information.

UMA's EXPO Encore Program: If you missed EXPO in Orlando, you can join motorcoach professionals for EXPO Encore next week. Combining fresh new content with the most popular recorded sessions from the 2021 Motorcoach EXPO, EXPO Encore will present a unique online networking and education event for motorcoach professionals. Registrants will have access to all recordings for 30 days following the event. SPECIAL PRICING available for our Association members. Use the code STATE100 when you register and get special savings. This offer is good for those companies who did not attend EXPO. You do not need to be an UMA member to participate. Get more information.
GNJMA Sponsor Appreciation Dinner-June 15th
Our annual event hosted by the Board of Directors, to show our appreciation to our loyal annual sponsors, is scheduled for June 15th. Atlantic City Cruises is hosting. This annual event is normally held during our Spring Association event, which was sadly canceled. They are making it possible for us to be together in a safe and unique environment: a sunset dinner cruise!
Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17
During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning. Get more information.
Atlantic City Coalition Build - Online Briefing August 26th
Join us 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.
Registration is OPEN for GNJMA Annual Fall Events!

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

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