INDUSTRY NEWS

Transition Expiration Coming: AOBRD to ELD 
The "grandfather clause" allowing operators to use automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) in lieu of electronic recording devices (ELDs) is rapidly approaching expiration. Per Section 395.15 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)'s final rule on ELDs, operators may continue to use grandfathered AOBRDs no later than December 16, 2019.   Read more...

National Park Service Proposed Fees
Questions on NPS Policies for Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) and Fees for Road-based Tour Operators were updated May 28, 2019. New content is highlighted in  the updated Q&A.

Information about the updated CUA policies and park entry fees for road-based commercial tours is available at the National Park Service  Commercial Use Authorizations website  and  Entrance Fees by Park website.

PA Budget: Lawmakers Send Budget to Governor
A nearly $34-billion state budget package was sent to Governor Tom Wolf's desk.  After a last minute blow-up over the bill that directs school funding last night, the state House returned to Harrisburg today for a quick and amicable session. To reconcile and allow the school code funding bill to run clean, the career and technical education programs language sought by the House Democrats was amended into a different school code bill that is expected to be considered by the Senate this Fall.  Read more...

Governor Wolf Vetos House Bill 915
House Bill 915, which provided exemptions for milk haulers from travel restrictions on highways during a declaration of a disaster emergency was recently vetoed by Governor Wolf.

Pennsylvania Transportation Recap
Read the Pennsylvania Transportation Recap  for the week of June 21, 2019 from Milliron Goodman.

PBA CALENDAR
August 14, 2019
PBA Annual Safety & Preparedness Workshop
York Springs Fire Co.


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Save-the-Dates!

March 23-24, 2020
Marketplace
(MMA March 25)
UTZ Arena, York

June 22-25, 2020
Annual Meeting
Wind Creek, Bethlehem

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Biltmore ,  Asheville, NC 
Leslie Brewer

Busie, Inc., Baltimore, MD Louis Bookoff 

Kane, Pugh,Knoell, Troy and Kramer LLP , Norristown, PA Paul Troy ptroy@kanepugh.com

Lookout Mountain Attractions, Chattanooga, TN Sherry Harris sherryharrismkt@yahoo.com

Penn Wells Hotel and Lodge,
Wellsboro, PA 

Riverview Inn Event Center,
Matamoras, PA 

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum,
Philadelphia, PA 
Chris Webb
ASSOCIATION NEWS

PBA's New Mailing Address 
PBA's offices have moved!  Our new mailing address is  PO Box 597, Easton, PA 18044-0597 .   Please update your records.  Currently, the mail is being forwarded. 

Items for Sale or Wanted!
Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc. will have a coach for sale 8/1/19.   Get details on this opportunity and let us help you sell or find an item (Operators only).   Visit the NEW Items for Sale or Wanted page  on our website. 
PBA Annual Meeting Feedback Request
Thank you for joining us at our Annual Meeting June 18-21, 2019 held at Resorts Casino Hotel.
We are looking for your valuable input to help us improve and hear suggestions regarding topics, venues, etc.  Please take a few minutes to share your feedback
Support Motorcoach PAC!
The Motorcoach PAC allows the Pennsylvania Bus Association to support legislators who work with us to promote, change or defeat legislation that impacts our industry. Contributing to Motorcoach PAC gives us a stronger voice in Harrisburg. Please consider giving $200, $300 or more.

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