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7/19/2022

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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 by sending an email to events@pabus.org


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!

MEMBER NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pennsylvania Bus Association Elects First Chairwoman

The Pennsylvania Bus Association made history in its recent elections.


The Board of Director elections on June 20 resulted in Tammy Wolf-Baker becoming PBA’s first female chair in the organization’s nearly 100-year history.


In addition to Wolf-Baker, Brian Kurtz, President & CEO of Elite Coach was elected the PBA board’s Vice Chair.  


Read the full story.

One Week Left to Register 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!

2022 PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

August 9, 2022

York Springs Fire Hall

Registration Open!

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2023 Marketplace

March 27-28, 2023

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

Save the Dates!

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2023 Annual Meeting

June 18-21, 2023

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

Save the Dates!

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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

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

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Please Give Us Your Feedback!

Share Your PBA Testimonial! 

What better way to promote PBA other than testimony from existing members?


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!

Share Your Meeting Feedback!

If you haven't already, please take a minute to provide your input on the 2022 Annual Meeting.  The survey will close 7/22/22.  


We can't wait to see you at next year's Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2023 in Jamestown, NY. 


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Get Your PBA 100th Anniversary Swag!

At the 2022 Annual Conference, we gave out swag for this momentous occasion to attendees. Now, we have t-shirts, polos, hoodies, hats, and drink cups available for purchase online!


Visit our online store by clicking this link. Hurry, this is for a limited-time only! The store will close on August 1st and clothing will be finished approximately 12 business days after store closing.

Help Us Create a Video for Our 2023 Centennial Celebration! 

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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.


Check out a social media post from Dave Millhouser, Museum of Bus Transportation/AACA Museum, of John Bailey, Wilmajeam Leister, Bob Kemmery, Randy Wilcox and Tom Mozer spending time at the museum, “digging” in the museum’s storage area. The museum has literally tons of historic material, which can be made available (with advanced notice) to anyone researching bus history. It’s not cataloged as well as we’d like, because that takes time and resources we don’t yet have… but there is a treasure trove of history.


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

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

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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.

Group Tour Sales and Tactics for our New Reality Webinar with Sally Davis Berry

Are you new to the Group tour market or just trying to figure out your next steps? Join Sally for this webinar where you will discuss actionable ways to face our new realities. Tour operators are desperate to have informed people on the other end of the phone. Here is your chance to be one of them!


Sally Davis Berry has over 20 years of experience in the Group Tour Market. She has been named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women in the Group Tour Market, and a Top 25 U.S. Tourism Sales and Marketing Professional. Clients say that Sally has a way of presenting topics that make them easily understood and energizes attendees to take action!


Date/Time:  July 26th 2:00 PM

Cost:  $0.00

Register!

September 8, 2022 - Joint Association Meeting Opportunity!

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Governor Wolf Announces $49 Million for Pennsylvania's Airports through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Governor Tom Wolf announced that three Pennsylvania airports – Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, and Lehigh Valley International Airport – will receive a total of $49 million in funding in Airport Terminals Program funding, a new federal grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  Read more...

Pennsylvania Joint Commission Study on School Bus Driver Shortage

Read the short summary in response to 2021 House Resolution 15. 

Pennsylvania CDL Training School Owner Indicted in Bribery Scheme 

A grand jury in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania indicted Vladimir Tsymbalenko for Federal program bribery.  Read more...

US Announces Strategy To Support Travel and Tourism

The United States has a plan. Announced in June by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, the 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy is a five-year plan to focus U.S. government support of the travel and tourism sector following the pandemic.  Read more...

Employers Must Now Justify COVID-19 Testing

Employers must now justify mandatory coronavirus testing for workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a July 12 update to its technical assistance manual.  Read more...

Buttigieg: White House Will Continue to Push for Gas-Tax Holiday to Relieve Fuel Costs

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted efforts to ease federal regulations on oil production, pointing to the move as one of several efforts from President Joe Biden's administration to remedy high gas prices affecting drivers across the country.  Read more...

Gas Prices Continue To Drop-Here's How Far They May Fall As Oil Prices Crater

Prices are on track to continue falling—though maybe not fast enough for President Joe Biden, who has criticized gas stations for keeping prices high, as the crisis continues to drag on his popularity.  Read more...

Behind the Scenes of the Nation’s Largest Electric School Bus Project

How a public-private partnership model enabled simple, affordable, scalable school bus electrification.  Read more...

Three Ways Inflation May Impact Future Transportation Choices

Inflation. It’s a simple, three-syllable, nine-letter word, yet right now, it feels nine trillion times worse than the four-letter words society bristles at and shuns.  Read more...

Understanding Gen Z's Eagerness to Travel

Survey after survey suggests travel is back, but there is one generation that is ready to travel more than others, and that is Gen-Z.  Read more...

Yellowstone Flood Recovery Update

It's critical that visitors traveling to the park in the coming weeks stay informed about what's open and closed.  Read more...

ICYMI

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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