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Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

We have a great turn-out for the upcoming workshop on August 9th at York Springs Fire Hall. Registration is now closed.

The workshop is designed to provide topics and speakers for motorcoach owners, shop foreman, mechanics, safety directors, head drivers, inside office staff. Participants will learn from some of the best!

Speaker Line-up:

  • Bob Hopwood, Distinctive Systems
  • Shawn Updegrove, FMCSA
  • Mike Lo Presti, Fuel & Tire Safety Systems
  • Corporal Zeina S. Black & MCES Brian Carpenter, PA State Police
  • Christopher Magaro, PennDOT
  • Mark Hieber & Tom Renae, MCI
  • Vince Hackett, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

2022 PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

August 9, 2022

York Springs Fire Hall

Registration Closed!


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.


Get Your PBA Bus Decals!

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

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

There are two ways to get them for your fleet to show you're PBA proud!

1) In-person: If you're attending the safety workshop August 9th, swing by the registration table to pick some up there.

2) Ship them: Drop us a note with quantity and where to ship.

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!

Help Us Create a Video for Our 2023 Centennial Celebration! 


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.

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

Debbie and Bill Scully, Freedom Excursions by Scully, shared a photo of one of their first full-size motorcoaches. Thank you so much!

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.

Driving During a Demonstration, Criminal Act or Other Unsafe Virtual Session Held July 19th

A virtual presentation on Driving During a Demonstration, Criminal Act or Other Unsafe Event- A Training Guide For Your Drivers was held July 19th, facilitated by Bob Crescenzo, Vice President of Loss Control at Lancer Insurance.

Bob reviewed best practices when a driver is confronted with a serious driving challenge due to criminal activity, political demonstrations and/or other event such as a bus fire, unruly passengers or police activity outside of the bus. The goal was to provide your drivers with tools to assess and manage these challenging situations. Thank you to Bob and Lancer for always supporting our members.

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!

PBA Helps Olympian Johnny Quinn Drive a Bus for the First Time

If you can drive a bobsled, you can drive a bus. At least that appears to be the case with Olympian Johnny Quinn.

When the American bobsledder said yes to an invitation to deliver the keynote to the Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA), he didn’t realize he would have the opportunity to fulfill a dream of getting behind the wheel of a bus. Read more...

PBA Sends Letter to All PA Delegates

PBA recently sent a letter to all PA delegates on July 26th requesting support for The Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act of 2022 (H.R. 7348) and to amend it to extend the $7,500 tax credit as well as the partial credit eligibility to include CDL drivers who operate motorcoaches and school buses. The letter was also sent to Senator Bob Casey on July 28th. You can read the letter sent to Senator Bob Casey as a sample of what the PA delegates received.


Wolf Administration Highlights Commitment to Clean Transportation

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Environmental Protection (DEP) – along with partners from Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, Sheetz, and PPL – highlighted Pennsylvania's forward momentum in its work related to electric vehicles (EV), putting the commonwealth in a solid position to maximize new funds available to support EVs through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Read more...

PA Lowers Corporate Tax Rate, Widening Disparity with NJ's 11.5% CBT

Fresh concerns about New Jersey’s regional business competitiveness are front and center this week now that Pennsylvania lawmakers have lowered the Keystone State’s corporate tax rate by 1% effective Jan. 1 – the first step on a path that will gradually reduce Pennsylvania’s tax rate to 4.99% by 2031. Read more...

PennDOT’s Funding Plans Propose Road User Fees, Package Tax

The next plan for viable long-term funding to support Pennsylvania’s highways and bridges may be twofold: a tax on delivered goods and a road use fee on traditional and electric vehicles. Read more...

PennDOT Expands Online Services for People with Disabilities

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that customers who have a Person with Disabilities Parking Placard can now have the option to renew, receive a replacement or update their address on their permanent Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard online from the comfort of their home. Read more...

PennDOT, DEP Submit State Plan For EV Infrastructure Development

PennDOT has submitted the Pennsylvania State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment to the federal government. Read more...

Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project Previews to Public and Officials

The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project has been in the works since 1959, with the project really gaining headway in 2015. The project is set to include two sections. The northern section will connect PA 147 south of Montandon to US 15 south of Winfield. This includes a bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River. The southern section will connect US 15 south of Winfield to US 11/15 north of Selinsgrove. This includes a connector from the new highway to PA 61.  Read more...

White House Will Continue to Push for Gas-Tax Holiday

U.S. 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...

Pete Buttigieg Highlights Younger Drivers Workforce Program

Efforts to boost the number of younger drivers in the trucking workforce are underway, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told a congressional committee on July 19. Read more...

Fuel Prices Prompt Congressional Democrats to Tout Clean Energy

With fuel prices affecting the commercial transportation sector and motorists, senior congressional Democrats called on colleagues to boost access to alternative sources of energy. Read more..

Commenters Divided on FMCSA Plans to Mandate Speed Limiters

Large motor carriers and their trade associations tend to express general support for plans by federal regulators to implement a speed limiter requirement for large trucks. On the other hand, independent owner-operators are overwhelmingly opposed. Read more...

US Coachways to Be the Official Charter Bus Provider to Uber

Uber is extending its ride-hailing capabilities to include group travel through a partnership with US Coachways.  Read more...

Report Examines Transit, School Bus Fueling Choices

A new analysis highlights the role of existing and emerging fuels and technologies in powering the nation’s transit bus, school bus, and commercial truck fleets. Read more...

Motorcoach Industry Drives World Games in Alabama

The World Games have been three years in the planning. Read more...

Travel, Tourism Industry Urging US Government to Address Unfilled Jobs

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced it believes 412,000 industry jobs in the United States will remain unfilled this year. Read more...

Industry Calls for Reformed National Parks Reservation System

On July 11, nearly 400 travel industry organizations—including domestic and international organizations—sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and National Park Service Director Chuck Sams calling for reforms to the visitor reservation systems in the national parks. Read more...


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