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Holiday Inn and Suites

The Drexelbrook team combines our passion for food, unsurpassed service, and a heartfelt desire for helping our clients and their guests to create unforgettable memories. We offer a variety of services including event catering, venue space, hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn & Suites, and dining at Streetlight Kitchen & Bar.

Contact: Gloria Mari 484-461-9820 or

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Isett Heritage Museum

Isett Heritage Museum is home to the area’s largest collection of antiques and memorabilia. The museum is family oriented, educational and fun for all ages and contains exhibits from the 1800’s to present day.

2023 Marketplace

March 27-28, 2023

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

Register Today!


2023 PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day

June 10, 2023

Museum of Bus Transportation's

Spring Fling in

Hershey, PA

Save the Date!


2023 Annual Meeting

June 18-21, 2023

Hosted by Chautauqua County at the

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel!

Save the Dates!


Tour guides accompany all visitors throughout their visit to provide information and answer questions about displays. You will see and learn about the history of some of the most unusual items the past has to offer. Please allow at least two hours of your time to see all three buildings filled with exhibits.

Contact: Justina Hall 814-643-9600 or

The Carolina Opry Theater

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If you are looking for the best live entertainment attractions in Myrtle Beach, look no further than The Carolina Opry Theater, home to the best shows on the Grand Strand.

This theater presents several award-winning live entertainment experiences, The Carolina Opry, Time Warp and The Carolina Opry Christmas Special.

Contact: Caitlin West 843-913-1450 or

Easton Coach Employees Recognized!

Twice a year, TransNet and it's Partner organizations pause to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service and growth. On January 28th, three (3) employees of PBA Member, Easton Coach Company - Montgomery County were selected to receive the TransNet/Partner Excellence Award. They each received a financial reward for their extraordinary performance and commitment to their riders. Please join us in congratulating Agnes, Sandra and Darius! Read more...

January 14 Marked a Milestone for Trans-Bridge Lines

PBA Member, Trans-Bridge Lines recently posted to their Facebook "We began operating service between the Lehigh Valley area and New York back in 1982! This year marks 41 years of service, and we look forward to many more years of providing vital transportation to our passengers!" Congratulations on your milestone!

Also, a very happy 105th birthday to Camille JeBran! From everyone at PBA, we wish you a very happy birthday!

Daimler Buses Increased Sales Volumes of 28% in 2022

In 2022, PBA Member, Daimler Truck increased its sales – in all segments – by 14.2%, from 455,445 in 2021 to 529,291 last year (+64,846 units). The performance of Daimler Buses was particularly positive, with 24,041 buses and coaches sold, equal to an impressing +28.3% over compared to 2021.  Read more...

Meet AC Launches New Branding and Website,

Becomes Visit Atlantic City

PBA Member, Meet AC, Atlantic City's destination meetings and events marketing organization, launched its new branding as Visit Atlantic City and coinciding website, Read the press release.

PBA Scholarship Program for Operator Members

At the October 2022 Board of Director’s Meeting, PBA chair, Tammy Wolf-Baker, proposed a new member benefit program, an Annual Scholarship.

The goal of the PBA scholarship is to support Member education goals and to encourage the pursuit of formal education. Formal education includes trade certification, specialized training and of course, college. There will be two annual scholarships awarded. 

Criteria for Eligibility:

Those eligible to apply for scholarships are employees or the dependent children of employees for Members who own and operate buses. The eligible employee must have been employed for at least one year by January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. 

Those eligible to apply must already be registered to a full-time college, professional school, or trade school at the time of application. They must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or, if a professional school, the equivalent of a B grade.

The first scholarship will be awarded in 2024, while fundraising will start in 2023. The PBA Executive Committee will accept applications between January 1 and April 30 annually.  Read the Member Alert.

PBA Donates to the Konnection Kloset

“The Konnection is a Detroit-based mentoring program designed to encourage and empower youth to improve school performance and attendance. The Konnection partners with middle and high schools in underserved communities to provide resources including basic needs, enriching after-school programs, mentoring, field trips, career exploration, and travel opportunities. Our goal is to keep students excited about learning and engaged in school.” Visit to learn more

PBA organizations and their members can donate with other PBA members in one contribution. 

Online donations can be made here. If you would prefer to send a check – please contact Christa McCusker at or Jen Stanley at 

No donation is too small! Thank you for your support. Read the Member Alert we sent regarding this.

PBA Member Benefits and Testimonials

When was the last time you checked out the benefits of PBA Membership? Take a peak! Also, read what some Members have to say about what PBA Membership means to them! We would love your testimonial too, click here to submit yours.

Crisis Management Webinar Held

PBA and GNJMA hosted a webinar on Crisis Management Strategies, facilitated by Jill Nagy, January 17th. Crisis management takes on many forms depending on the nature of the emergency and the nature of your agency's operations.  

The discussion was centered on:

  • Preparedness
  • Types of crisis situations that may impact the motor coach industry.
  • Strategies to mitigate risk in various crisis situations.

The perspective of the conversation was both from a legal and risk management perspective.  If you missed it, you can view the slides here.

Driver & Employee of Distinction Awards Nominations

TODAY is the Nomination Deadline!

The PBA Driver & Employee of Distinction Awards was developed to honor members' drivers and employees who have demonstrated an exceptional performance record and service to their employer.

NEW! We are inviting our Travel Supplier and Associate Members the opportunity to also nominate an employee for the Employee of Distinction Award.


The award presentation will take place at the 2023 Marketplace Networking Reception on March 27, 2023 in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Morgantown, PA. The deadline to nominate is today, January 31, 2023. Get more information and start the nomination process.

Register for the 2023 PBA Marketplace Registration!

Deadline to Register is February 15, 2023

2023 Marketplace registration is open for Exhibitors and Operators!

The 2023 Marketplace will be hosted by Pennsylvania's Americana Region at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown in Morgantown, PA on Tuesday, March 28. The seminar, reception and setup will occur the day before, Monday March 27.

Some important deadlines are right around the corner!

  • January 31, 2023 - Last day for Operators to schedule a FAM Tour.
  • February 15, 2023 - Registration and Sponsorship opportunity deadline. (for guaranteed placement on floor and the Marketplace Directory).
  • March 21, 2023 - Holiday Inn Morgantown hotel overnight room deadline.


View the full-schedule and see the exciting two days of networking, business opportunities and fun we have in store for you!

Register today! Visit the 2023 Marketplace webpage for full details


A group of PBA Board of Directors are hosting an informational online session before the Marketplace on March 1, 2023 at 1:00PM EST. Missed the memo? Click here for more information and to sign-up for the session.

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2023 PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day is June 10, 2023

Our 2023 PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day on June 10, 2023 at the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, during their Annual Spring Fling. Save the date!

If PBA members want to drive a bus to the event, we will need to give the AACA a bus count in April, so we are assured a designated parking area large enough. Please let Pattie know if you want to bring a bus. Thank you!

Overnight Accommodations

Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel

800 East Park Drive | Harrisburg, PA 17111

Book Online: or Call: 717-561-2800, dial 0, then give the front desk agent check-in and check out date, as well as the group name; PA Bus Association

Watch our 100th Anniversary Commemorative video.  Thank you to all who contributed to the making of this video. Read the press release.

Have Our 100th Anniversary Decals on Your Buses?

Show us the decals on your buses! If you ordered our 100th anniversary decals, send us a picture and we will share on our social media channels!


Democrat Josh Shapiro Sworn In As Pennsylvania’s 48th Governor

In his first moments as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor, Democrat Josh Shapiro touted his election as a rebuke of extremism and an embrace of bipartisanship. Read more...

Pennsylvania Pastimes 

Travel planners could be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed when trying to plan an itinerary through Pennsylvania. From the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, where the fate of the nation was decided, to the recently expanded Philadelphia Museum of Art and its stunning Impressionist collection, PA (as it has been lovingly dubbed by residents) is chock full of historical and cultural showstoppers. Read more...

US Government Seeks to Appeal Mask Mandate Ban on Public Transport

The US Department of Justice asked a three-judge panel in an appeals court to reverse the April 2021 ruling by a Florida district court judge that found the CDC’s public transportation and travel mask mandate was unlawful on Tuesday, January 17. Read more...

Buttigieg Finds Himself in the Spotlight for Better or Worse

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been in the national spotlight a lot lately, and not always for positive reasons. Read more...

What Will a New U.S. Tourism Czar Actually Do?

Not having a senior-level tourism official has cost the U.S. travel industry billions of dollars and millions of visitors. This new assistant secretary of travel and tourism will be responsible for making up for those many lost opportunities. Read more...

DOT Unveils Strategic Safety Plan

Evaluating existing technologies and supporting emerging technologies will facilitate the adoption of safety programs for the country’s mobility corridors, a new strategic plan from the Department of Transportation determined. Read more...

FMCSA's Stats Show Disturbing Trend Since ELD Mandate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics was released in December, providing final numbers for 2020. Read more...

The Biggest Updates Coming to Disney Parks, Resorts and Disney Cruise Line in 2023

2023 promises to be a big year for The Walt Disney Company. The house of mouse will officially celebrate its 100th anniversary on Oct. 16, 2023, but the festivities are kicking off this month and will last all year long at Disney destinations around the world. 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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