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Martz Trailways To Revitalize Tour Business in 2023

While PBA member Martz Trailways experienced the beginning of a return to business as usual in 2022, CEO Scott Henry has another goal for next year – one that involves bringing back a company tradition. Read more...

MCI’s Pat Ziska Looks Back at Remarkable Career

Forming lasting relationships has been the cornerstone to Pat Ziska’s career.

As she looks back at her 46 years with GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), she recalls that many of her special moments happened at the UMA Motorcoach EXPO. Read more...

All-New Prevost H3-45 Takes Center Stage at 2023 UMA EXPO

Prevost introduced its all-new, next-generation H3-45 during the 2023 UMA EXPO in Orlando, Florida.

The redesigned H3-45 features a series of engineering advances that deliver improved fuel efficiency, an enhanced driver experience and ultimate comfort for passengers. Read the press release.

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!


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 1/1/23

Accidental Fire at Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn Causes Millions in Damage

The fire broke out just before 11:50 AM on January 10th at PBA Member Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, according to police. First responders arrived to heavy fire and smoke conditions. Hershey Farm owner Clair Zeager said an employee was working on the business’s roof when the glue he was using caught fire. The fire then spread to the gift shop and offices.

Investigators determined that the fire was accidental. The flames caused a multi-million dollar loss to the building and its contents. Read more...

Our prayers and thoughts are with our friends and partner members.

Meet Wind Creek Bethlehem's New Bus Marketing Associate

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Stephanie Barczynski has worked at PBA member, Wind Creek, Bethlehem for a total of 5 years—boasting a combined experience in Marketing, Motorcoach operation, and Guest Services. In her current role, Stephanie is responsible for coordinating day and overnight trips with motorcoach operators in the Northeast. She has witnessed firsthand the area’s transition into a robust destination—and is eager to facilitate travel for both first-time and repeat visitors alike.

Contact Stephanie Barczynski at

Driver & Employee of Distinction Awards Nomination Period is Open - Deadline to Nominate is January 31, 2023

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 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

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

We are excited to announce the date for 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!


Wolf Administration Outlines Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, Offers Survivor Resources, Encourages Public to Learn and Act 

Executives from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) Health (DOH), Labor and Industry (L&I), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Office of Victim Advocate were joined by other advocates to discuss human trafficking, outline efforts to combat it, explain how to report potential cases, and offer resources for survivors. Read more...

Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Bill To Cut State Gas Tax 

Senate Bill 35 would stop the automatic gas tax increase for 2023 and permanently set the wholesale price of gasoline at $2.99 per gallon. Read more...

Minimum Wage Raised in 23 US States, but Not Pennsylvania 

The minimum wage has gone up with the start of the New Year in 23 states, but Pennsylvania is not one of them. Read more...

More Than 12,500 Pennsylvanians Connected to Transportation Assistance Programs with Find My Ride 

The Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Human Services (DHS) today urged Pennsylvanians to use Find My Ride (FMR) to learn about public transit options and apply for transportation assistance programs. More than 12,500 Pennsylvanians have been approved for services since FMR launched in May 2021. Read more... 

Shapiro Nominates Carroll to Lead PennDOT 

Governor-elect Josh Shapiro Thursday announced four key cabinet appointments, including former state representative Mike Carroll of Avoca as the next Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation. Read more...

PennDOT Announces Funding Opportunity for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grants  

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Round 1 of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Grant program. The application period will open on February 24, 2023 until 5:00 PM EST on April 6, 2023. Read more...

Biden Administration Releases Blueprint to Decarbonize America's Transportation Sector  

The transportation sector—which includes all modes of travel through land, air, and sea to move people and goods—accounts for a third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions, negatively affecting the health and well-being of millions of Americans, particularly those in disadvantaged communities. Read more...

Hopes for CERTS Tax Exemption Wanes As Clock Runs Out 

The U.S. Senate filed the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) omnibus appropriations package absent the tax provisions necessary to include language for the CERTS Tax Exemption Act. Read more...

HHS Removes Head Start Masking Requirement 

The final rule removes the requirement for universal masking for all individuals ages 2 and older. This final rule requires that Head Start programs have an evidence-based COVID-19 mitigation policy, developed in consultation with their Health Services Advisory Committee. Read more...

Head of Transportation Safety Board Shares Concern Over Heavy EV Safety Risks 

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed concern on Jan. 11 about the safety risks that heavy electric vehicles pose if they collide with lighter vehicles. Read more...

US DOT Gets Funding Increase in $1.7 Trillion Federal Budget 

The spending budget for the federal government’s fiscal 2023 includes an increase in funding for the Department of Transportation that is higher than the level requested by the White House. Read more...

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Now Contains 3 Years of Data

As of January 6, 2023, a pre-employment Clearinghouse query satisfies the requirement to investigate a prospective driver's previous drug and alcohol program violations, as set forth in 49 CFR 391.23(e)(4) and 382.413(b). Read more...

CVSA Expands Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative from Three Days to Five

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative (HTAI) has increased from three to five days for 2023. Read more...

Unemployment Benefits and Obamacare Subsidies Outpace Median Income in Several States

There are numerous reasons that unemployed Americans aren't entering the workforce, including ongoing fears of COVID-19, disabilities such as "long COVID," and other care responsibilities. Read more...

EPA Finalizes New Derate Schedule, Establishes New Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule here today that addresses emissions standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicle engines beginning with the model year 2027. Read more...


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