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Advantage Remarketing Solutions LLC Joins PBA

Advantage Remarketing Solutions is the company commercial lenders rely on to manage, remarket and resell their high value repossessed specialty vehicles.

Contact: Eric Coolbaugh 866 675-2271 or

Kimmel Cultural Campus Joins PBA

The Kimmel Cultural Campus engages the region’s diverse communities in art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves as an inclusive and preeminent place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of the Philadelphia region.

Contact: Manisha Modi-Davis 856-381-7788 or

2023 Marketplace

March 27-28, 2023

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

Save the Dates!

Registration Opening September 2022!


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 1/1/23


PBA 100th Anniversary Committee Meetings

Every 2nd Thursday of the Month.


Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Joins PBA

Rely on the Pocono Mountains CVB to develop a tour or find the perfect setting for your next group outing. Use their resources to put together a world-class travel package or motorcoach tour, tapping into the very best that the area has to offer. Contact Leigh Velez 223-215-3149 or

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Tom JeBran, Trans-Bridge Lines, Op-ed Published

WFMZ-TV included an opinion piece, written by Tom JeBran of Trans-Bridge Lines, under the 'Think Tank' feature of the 69 News website. Trans-Bridge looks forward to getting a conversation started & hearing feedback. Read more...

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Bridgestone, Microsoft Collaborate on Tire Analytics

Bridgestone Corp. is renewing its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate advanced tire analytics integration, the company announced August 4th.

The companies have been working together since 2020. Bridgestone hopes this newest joint effort will help accelerate its digital transformation, enhance its portfolio of connected tires worldwide and advance its technical innovations in artificial intelligence. Read more...

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Resorts Casino, Union Reach Deal

Resorts Casino Hotel reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union.

"It's a great deal," said Resorts president Mark Giannantonio. "We're really thrilled for the employees. They've been working really hard for us, and now we're happy we can put this behind us and move forward with our business." Read more...

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9th Annual Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop Held August 9th

The 9th Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop was held August 9th. This year's sessions were designed to address issues that a variety of our motorcoach members are seeking. Motorcoach owners and their key staff were able to pick and choose which topics are most relevant to their job responsibilities. View the agenda. For those that are interested, Vince Hackett, TSA - T-Start Security Planning Overview facilitator, shared more information regarding the process. Click to here view.

Thank you to everyone for attending and thank you to our sponsors! Check out a few pictures below and see more on our Facebook account.

Anderson Coach Employees of Distinction

Chris Yeakley and Nikki Baer, both from Anderson Coach, were unable to attend the award June ceremony in-person. They recently shared their photos with the awards! Congratulations to them both!

Chris Yeakley

Driver of Distinction

Nikki Baer

Employee Of Distinction

PBA in the News, Again!

If you get National Bus Trader, please look for some PBA press in their August publication. Links to the information are below.

Pennsylvania Bus Association Election

Pennsylvania Bus Association Honors Members’ Employees

Bus & Motorcoach News also did a write-up. Link is below.

PBA honors 2021 Drivers and Employees of Distinction

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Get Your PBA Bus Decals!

As you know, PBA is rolling into 100 in 2023!

If you missed the Annual Conference in Happy Valley in June, you missed our 100th swag giveaway table! One of the items is a 100th commemorative bus decals for our members.

Our inventory is getting low, so if you want to show you're PBA proud, hurry and drop us a note with quantity and where to ship to add to your fleet!

Share Your PBA Testimonial!

If you feel inclined to share your experience and the benefits of being a member, we invite you to submit a testimony.

You will be entered for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and get shout-outs on our social media channels! Thank you for your testimonial Clare Ritter, Penn Wells Hotel & Lodge!

Help Us Create a Video for Our 2023 Centennial Celebration! 


There is still time to include your name and any old photos of your company buses, past PBA gatherings, or any other PBA- related photos in the video. An easy scan and send will do the trick.

Interested in Sponsoring the video?  Your name, logo (or other branding) will be forever on the this commemorative video!

Please send Pattie Cowley your photos and/or Sponsorship interest.

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.

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 by sending an email to

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!

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2023 PBA Marketplace Registration Opening September 2022!

We are very excited to let you know that the 2023 Marketplace registration will open in September 2022.

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.

September 8, 2022 - Joint Association Meeting Opportunity!

Registration is open for the Joint Association Meeting scheduled September 8th in Southbridge, MA.

It is a one-day event where we bring together presentations on topics relevant to motorcoach operators, sponsored by the vendors attending. The cost per association operator is $30, and includes lunch.

Below is an image of the registration form NEBA put together. You can click the link to download the the registration form.

The agenda is on the right-side of the flyer.

Registration closes August 31st.

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Operators! You’re Invited To Bring Your Group Leaders to the

GNJMA Marketplace

As a reminder, the PBA Executive Committee received an invitation from the GNJMA Board of Directors to attend the September 29th Marketplace at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.  Get more information.

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New Airline Bus Services from Lancaster to Philadelphia

On August 16, American Airlines is launching “flights” from Lancaster to Philadelphia that are actually operating on buses. You can park for free and check your bag in Lancaster, then connect at Philadelphia’s airport and fly anywhere in the world. The program head, called Landline, says these buses are actually more comfortable than smaller regional jets and planes. Read more...

PennDOT’s Unpopular Bridge Tolling Plan Headed for the Junkyard

Plans for tolling the I-83/South Bridge and eight other major interstate bridges across Pennsylvania are now all but dead. Read more...

PA Turnpike Commission Approves 5% Toll Increase for 2023

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a 5% toll increase for 2023 for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers. The new rates will take effect across the toll-highway system on Jan. 8, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. Read more...

We do not have an opportunity to weigh-in on this topic. Per Erik Ross, Milliron Goodman "..these rate increases are expected since Act 44 requires the Turnpike to transfer $450 M annually to PennDOT. Thankfully, I think this is the last year for that transfer but now the legislature is going to have to figure out how to replace that money for mass transit. There are going to be big funding issues for transportation next year - let’s see if there is a willingness to address them."

DOT Publishes Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing Records

Published in the Federal Register is an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting public comment on how DOT’s regulation for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the federally regulated transportation industry, 49 CFR Part 40, could be amended (1) to allow electronic signatures on documents required to be created and utilized under the regulations, (2) to be able to use electronic versions of forms, and (3) to electronically store forms. Read more...

2022 FEMA Region 3 & State Partners Private Sector Readiness Days

Join them for their annual meeting of private and public sector partners across DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, & West Virginia. Get more details and register.

EPA Clean School Bus Program: 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates

The program guidance and application process differ from prior EPA school bus rebate programs in many ways. View a presentation on how to apply! Visit their website for more details.

FMCSA Removes ArionT ELD from Registered ELDs List

FMCSA removed the device due to the company's failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A. Read more...

FMCSA Awards Educational Funds for Veterans, Others to Get CDLs

To help veterans, spouses and active duty military members gain truck driving jobs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded $3.1 million in grants to 19 community colleges and truck driving schools throughout the country. Read more...

Four Challenges Impacting the Bus Operator Shortage Across the US

Bus driver shortages are undermining transit agencies’ efforts to recover from the pandemic and become the front-line mobility option that American cities need — and those shortages won’t end until policymakers and transportation leaders confront the many structural reasons why so few Americans are climbing into the (bus) driver’s seat, a new analysis argues. Read more...

Female Employment in Transportation on the Rise

More women are entering the transportation workforce, in both the board room and the driver's seat.  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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