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Chester County's Brandywine Valley

Chester County's Brandywine Valley is the official Tourism Agency for Chester County PA. Promoting events, attractions, food & wine, gardens, charming downtowns, and lovely scenic landscapes. The current Visitors Center location was originally the Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House and was involved in the Underground Railroad; their Information Center offers information on the entire Brandywine Valley attractions, restaurants, accommodations and special events. Located near Longwood Gardens.

Contact: Courtney Babcock or 484-840-7213.

Holiday Inn Morgantown

The Holiday Inn Morgantown - Reading Area hotel is our host hotel for the 2023 Marketplace and is adjacent to the Hollywood Casino Morgantown and the Classic Auto Mall.

Contact: Laura Taylor or 610-286-3000.

Crisis Management Webinar

January 17, 2023

Register Today!

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

Kent County Tourism

Whether your group is looking to explore Kent County's Delaware’s Quaint Villages or staying to explore the greater Mid-Atlantic, they are closer than you think. Only 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, PA, 2 hours from Washington, DC, and 4 hours from Richmond, VA, they are an ideal destination for historic tours, world class events & festivals, and group friendly attractions. Delaware’s Quaint Villages offers numerous fun, convenient vacations and tours for groups of any size.

Contact: Debbie Eashum or 302-734-4888.

PBA Members Win 2022 Best of the Best

ABA chose their 2022 Best of the Best and the following PBA Members were honored! Their selection reflects destinations and attractions across the county that welcome groups and make visiting by motorcoach a breeze.


  • Ark Encounter/Creation Museum
  • Annapolis Tours and Cruises By Watermark
  • Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture)
  • Harrison Group Resort Hotels & Restaurants
  • Kreider Farms
  • Mount Hope Estate & Winery
  • National Comedy Center
  • Ocean City MD CVB
  • Philadelphia Flower Show
  • Shady Maple Smorgasbord
  • Sight & Sound Theatres

Honorable Mentions

  • Kutztown Festival
  • Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Destination Niagara USA Awarded 2022 Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine

PBA Member, Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County, has been recognized by Smart Meetings Magazine with a Platinum Choice Award for 2022.

A press release said, “Smart Meetings sets the industry standard for the best venues and destinations for meeting professionals, and the award highlights Destination Niagara USA for providing the highest standards of overall excellence in service. Read more...


We are preparing our 2023 Annual Membership Directory for print.  

If you have not paid your membership renewal dues , we need to hear from you by 12/31 in order to include you in the directory.

You can view your invoice and pay online by logging into your Info Hub or by mailing check to PO Box 597, Easton, PA 18044-0597. 

If you have not yet created an account and logged in, please click here to create your account.

Crisis Management Strategies Webinar Scheduled January 17th

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PBA and GNJMA are co-hosting a webinar on Crisis Management Strategies, facilitated by Jill Nagy, Esquire. Crisis management takes on many forms depending on the nature of the emergency and the nature of your agency's operations.  

The discussion will be centered on:

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

Perspective in the conversation will be both from a legal and risk management perspective. 

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 17th; 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: Online! Receive Link After Registering

Cost: $0.00 - This is a free training event for our Members.

Register today!

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!

Booth Fee Discount Ends January 1, 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!

  • FAM Tour offerings need to be submitted by 12/31/2022. We compile a listing and send it to our registered operators.

  • If you attended our Annual Conference in State College earlier this year, don't forget to use your special discount code to get $100 off your booth! The special Annual Conference discount code will expire 12/31/2022.

  • Register before the booth rate increase on 1/2/2023


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!

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!


Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Drivers With Repeat DUIs

Pennsylvania is cracking down on drivers with repeat DUIs, adding more stringent penalties for violations. Read more...

Worker Misclassification Task Force Issues Final Report

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced that the Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees, a bipartisan-nominated group of volunteers representing business, labor, and government perspectives, has submitted its final report to the General Assembly with 15 unanimous recommendations. Read more...

Senator Casey Adds His Name to the CERTS Tax Fix

We especially needed Senator Casey to add his name to the Senators Reed/Collins letter (view here) to leadership asking that the CERTS tax fix be included in any end-of-year tax package. The Senator's office reached out to PBA to advise that we have his support.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $98 Million in Loans for Safety Improvements on Virginia’s I-81

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that its Build America Bureau has provided two low-interest loans totaling $97.6 million to the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CBT), the governing body of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), for improvements to Interstate 81. Read more...

The First 3G Network Sunsets on February 22, 2022. Are You Prepared?

As you know, mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks. As a result, many older cell phones and other mobile devices will be unable to use data services. This may impact motor carriers if their ELDs rely on a 3G network to record hours of service (HOS) data and transfer it to a safety official. Read more...

Pre-employment Investigations for Drug and Alcohol Program Violations  

Beginning January 6, 2023, a pre-employment Clearinghouse query will satisfy the requirement to investigate a prospective driver’s previous drug and alcohol program violations, as established by 49 CFR 391.23(e). Read more...

Putting the Numbers on Your Side. What’s Your Driver Hiring Policy?  

A recently released report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) confirms the imprudence of not having a narrow, enforced hiring policy for drivers. Read more...

Why Paul McCartney Still Enjoys Taking the Bus — ‘I Find it Very Grounding’

Many celebrities find it difficult to be one with the public since they’re so recognizable. Paul McCartney is someone who could be recognized by anybody worldwide. However, McCartney still tries to live as normally as possible and isn’t afraid to take the bus, even if he is surrounded by fans. 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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