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PBA Refer-A-Friend Program!

Member referral cards, for 15% off new member dues, were available at the Annual Conference. Let us know if you would like us to mail you some. 

Also you can refer-a-friend in your Info Hub. Login and fill-out the short form and we will do the rest! 

As the referrer of an organization who signs up as  new member, you will have the choice to receive $100 off your next renewal OR...get a $50 gift card!

Do you have ideas to grow our membership or are interested in joining PBA's Membership Committee? Send them an email!



Bailey Bus Is a Mobile Billboard for “Explore York”

York County in Pennsylvania has a grant program for companies who help promote local tourism.

John Bailey, owner of Bailey Coach in Spring Grove, PA, has frequently applied for these grants and puts the funds toward creating bus wraps promoting important local causes.   Read more...

Trans-Bridge Receives Best in Show Designation

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Trans-Bridge Lines attended the Antique Automobile Club of America / Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling held June 3 and 4 in Hershey. The company’s 2016 Prevost H3 motorcoach, Bus 126, was honored with a “Best in Show” award during the event.

“While attending the event, participating buses get a registration number for their class. Trans-Bridge Lines class was ‘Modern Seated Coaches,’ said Brendan Stanczyk, Safety and Training Supervisor who attended the event as a representative.

 Read the press release.

Driving During a Demonstration, Criminal Act or Other Unsafe Event - A Training Guide For Your Drivers

July 19, 2022


Register today!

2022 PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

August 9, 2022

York Springs Fire Hall

Registration Open!


2023 Marketplace

March 27-28, 2023

Hosted by Pennsylvania's Americana Region at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown!

Save the Dates!


2023 Annual Meeting

June 18-21, 2023

Hosted by Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel!

Save the Dates!


2024 Marketplace & Annual Meetings: 

Interested in Hosting a PBA 2024 Event? 

Please visit our 2024 event pages for a copy of

the bid specs:

-2024 Annual Meeting

-2024 Marketplace

Deadline 12/31/22


PBA 100th Anniversary Committee Meetings Every 2nd Thursday of the Month.


ABC Companies Zero Emissions Tour in Full Swing throughout North America and They Expand Their Team

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ABC Companies is conducting a North American demo tour of its industry leading 100% battery electric Van Hool motorcoach models along with several zero emission cutaway shuttle vehicles. These electric vehicles showcase the potential for transporting 12 to 69 passengers completely emissions free. The tours industry leading Van Hool TDX25E Double Deck 69-passenger motorcoach, and the CX45E 52-passenger coach utilize Proterra battery systems and are capable of ranges well over 250 miles per charge. Read the press release.

Also, their growth in cutaway shuttle, van and transit vehicle markets includes the addition of George Altevogt to their team. George will oversee the distributor agreements, sales activities and ongoing customer support for this product line and others. Read the press release.

Wind Creek Capacity Update!

Starting August 1, 2022 and going forward, Wind Creek Bethlehem can accommodate more bus groups! They have been given the clearance to allow up to 50 buses per day. Contact Jacob HeftCoordinator Motor Coach Marketing at 484-777-7445 or

Register Today for the Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop 

The Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop is scheduled for August 9, 2022 at York Springs Fire Hall and Wolf's Bus Lines. 

You don't want to miss this, it's the best deal of the summer!

Registration is open through July 26th.

  • Sponsor tables and opportunities available.
  • Coach models on display.
  • Educational presentations and breakout sessions.
  • Register today!

Help Us Create a Video for Our 2023 Centennial Celebration! 


PBA contracted with a company to produce a 100th commemorative video and we are a looking for a sponsor. Your name, logo (or other branding) will be forever on the this commemorative video!

The video will include archive footage of the Association. If you have any old photos of your company buses, past PBA gatherings, or any other PBA- related photos, we would love to include them in the video. An easy scan and send will do the trick.

Please send Pattie Cowley your photos and/or Sponsorship interest.  Check-out what Clare Ritter from Penn Wells Hotel and Lodge shared below.

PBA Annual Meeting Held June 19-22, 2022

Thank you Happy Valley! The Industry Expo, Sales Retreat, FAMS, networking opportunities, educational sessions, amazing speakers and lots of fun, including goat yoga, were packed into four action-packed days in Happy Valley, PA. 

The Board of Director elections were held and the Driver and Employee of Distinction Awards were presented. Read more below.

Congratulations to the Sales Retreat and Industry Expo Door Prize Winners!

We are looking for attendee feedback. If you haven't already, please take a minute to provide your input. See some highlights in pictures below. If you haven't checked out all the pictures from the event on our social media channel, click here.

We are looking forward to next year's Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2023 in Jamestown, NY.  #TourChautauqua

PBA Announces New Board Members

We held the Board of Director elections on June 20 during the General Member Meeting in State College, PA. The membership voted to accept the slate of candidates as presented by the Nominating Committee. Below is a list of elected directors, some new and some who renewed for another two-year term. The other board members, whose terms were not up, will remain. 

Of special note, Tammy Wolf-Baker became the first woman Chair in our almost 100-year history! Congratulations!

Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the Nominating Committee members: Sandy Borowsky (Chair) of Starr Bus Charter & Tours, John Bailey of Bailey Coach, Tom Brynan of Werner Bus Lines and Jay Newswanger of R & J Transportation.

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2021 Drivers and Employees of Distinction Award Honorees

PBA recognized nine PBA members’ employees as the recipients of the Drivers and Employees of Distinction Award.


The recipients were honored at the June 21st luncheon during the Annual Conference at Wyndham Garden, State College, Pennsylvania. PBA gave each recipient engraved plaques, pins, and Bulova watches.

While a few could not attend the ceremony, we congratulate all the award recipients!


  • Nicole Baer, Anderson Coach - Employee of Distinction Award
  • Chris Yeckley, Anderson Coach - Driver of Distinction Award
  • Brenda Shue, Bailey Coach - Employee of Distinction Award
  • Claye Knepp, The Fullington Auto Bus Company - Employee of Distinction Award
  • George Snedeker, The Fullington Auto Bus Company - Driver of Distinction Award
  • Pablo Barrionuevo, Martz Trailways - Driver of Distinction Award
  • Kelly Hay, Mlaker Transportation - Employee of Distinction Award
  • Larry Fink, Susquehanna Trailways - Driver of Distinction Award
  • Kristin Miller, Wolf's Bus Lines - Employee of Distinction Award

Please feel free to download a copy of the award program handed out at the luncheon.

In addition to the above, John Bailey was surprised with his own Employee of Distinction Award thanking him for his 6 years of chairmanship. His daughter Courtney Bailey Piccolo, Tony Mongiovi, Jon Robbins and Pattie Cowley all spoke to the attendees in honor of John.  Thank you, John, for your unwavering commitment and leadership!

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Also, Jeffrey Mayo of Greyhound and PBA director on the Board, presented PBA with an award commemorating 100th years as an association.

We thank Greyhound for this honor.  This award will be donated to the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, PA as an archive and for all to see.


Your PBA Info Hub! Have Your Created Your Account Yet?


ICYMI - A few months ago, we announced that we rolled out a new membership platform.  Did you know that you need to create an account to register for PBA events to receive member pricing?  You also need an account to view your member record.  Create an account today!

We are happy to share with you how you can use your membership with us to network, view member only events, share your contact information with other members for networking and access vital resources.

If you are interested in a tutorial on how to use the new Info Hub, please send us an email and we will schedule a short demo with you. If we get enough interest, we will schedule a group tutorial.

September 8, 2022 - Joint Association Meeting Opportunity!

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Commonwealth Court Blocks Wolf Administration’s Bridge Tolling Plan

A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced stage of considering the idea.  Read more...

Senate Republican Leaders Applaud Court Ruling Halting Wolf’s Bridge Tolling Plan

“Today’s ruling is a victory for millions of Pennsylvania motorists who would have been impacted by Governor Wolf’s bridge tolling scheme. The new tolls would have taken more money out of the pockets of drivers at a time when families can least afford new financial burdens – all without being properly vetted or approved by the people’s elected representatives."  Read more...

Biden’s Infrastructure Law Increases Funding for Safety Grants to States

With fatalities from commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes increasing sharply, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is awarding over $463 million in safety grants.  Read more...

Amended FMCSA Hours Of Service Waiver Extended To Aug. 31

FMCSA declares that the continuing national emergency warrants amendment of the extension of the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002.  Read more...

Canada to Drop Vaccine Requirements for Domestic Travel

Canada will suspend its requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for domestic travel and to work in the civil service, a government source said, after provinces lifted most health restrictions in recent months.  Read more...

Skyrocketing Gas Prices Drive Public Transit Demand

With prices at the pump hitting record highs nationwide, more people are looking to public transit to get them where they want to go.  Read more...

Manufacturers, Transportation Groups Push Back on Biden Gas Tax Proposal

Lobbying groups representing manufacturers, construction contractors and civil engineers on Wednesday criticized President Biden’s proposal to suspend the federal gas tax to combat sky-high fuel prices.  Read more...

Without Commuters, US Transit Agencies Are Running Out of Options

Public transit agencies are struggling to come to grips with the possibility that daily commuters may never come back.  Read more...

Bus Driver Says He Didn’t Know His Gummy Snacks Included THC

A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with THC.  Read more...

Yellowstone National Park Update for Groups

Yellowstone reopened the southern route and is hoping to have the northern loop open in the next few weeks, which includes the majority of the inspirational areas your groups want to see. Yellowstone National Park has made the decision to exempt Motorcoaches from the current interim entry system. The south loop includes the East (Cody), South (Grand Teton/Jackson) and West (West Yellowstone, MT) entrances.  Read more...


Alerts, Invitations, Press Releases, and more are sent out to our Members as needed. Here are the emails we sent out since last Go News below.

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