Register Today for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

The 2021 PBA Annual Meeting will be held LIVE October 24-27 at Wind Creek Bethlehem and hosted by Discover Lehigh Valley.  Get details on the Speakers, Program Agenda, FAMS, Sponsorships & More!

CERTS Portal Open Through July 19!
US Department of Treasury has opened the CERTS Portal.  The guidelines have been revised since they were first published, so motorcoach operators are encouraged to review the new document.  The deadline to apply is July 19.  Read more...
Anderson Coach Donates Bus to Charity 
Myron's Meal Mobile, a converted school bus donated by PBA member Anderson Coach and Travel of Greenville, underwent a complete interior transformation, with work completed late last summer.  Because of pandemic restrictions, the crew was not able to use the bus until this year.  Read more...

Trans-Bridge Resumes Wall Street Run
PBA member, Trans-Bridge Lines is happy to announce it resumed service to the Wall Street section of Lower Manhattan on June 7.  The route was suspended in March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The resumption of service comes exactly one year after Trans-Bridge resumed limited service to New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal on June 8, 2020.  Schedules have been posted to the company's website.
Next PBA Coffee Talk! 
July 8, 2021
9:30 AM EST

PBA 8th Annual Safety Workshop
August 11, 2021
York Springs Fire Co.
York Springs, PA

PBA 2021 Annual Meeting
October 24-27
Wind Creek 
Bethlehem, PA

PBA 2022 Marketplace
March 22, 2022 
The Liberty Arena
Williamsport, PA

PBA 2022 Annual Meeting
June 19-22, 2022
State College, PA

Interested in Submitting a Bid for 2023 Events?  Send an email.
Lancer Insurance: Three-Part Driver Effectiveness Training for Your Team
PBA member Lancer Insurance Company created a three-part series of Driver Effectiveness Training modules that were live-streamed during the UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Orlando. Drivers who could not attend in person were able to benefit from the program, and now it's available to your drivers and other team members to view and learn from any time.  Share the links below with your staff.
Prevost Participates in First-Ever Busworld North America Digital Summit Event
PBA member, Prevost participated in the first-ever Busworld North America Digital Summit with contributions on the Top Executive Panel.

Prevost leaders Kevin Dawson, VP and general manager of services, and Brad Wiese, VP of North American sales hosted "Get Back to Business," an info-sharing session geared to help operators get back on the road with everyday business solutions. The full "Get Back to Business" presentation is available for reviewRead the press release.
Mike McDonal Receives ABA's Prestigious Safety Award
Congratulations to fellow PBA member Mike McDonal of Saucon Technologies on winning the prestigious Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award from the American Bus Association (ABA). 

Mike will be presenting at our Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop on August 11th. 

The Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the profession of safety through the development or implementation of techniques, products or safety processes and demonstrates a commitment and investment in the day-to-day safety of the traveling public by motorcoach.  Read more...
TEMSA Sees Growing Interest in Its 30-Foot TS30 Coach
PBA member, TEMSA is experiencing a growing interest in its smallest vehicle, the 30-foot TS30 coach.  The vehicle, introduced in 2013, was designed to compete with the higher-end cutaways used in the limousine industry. Read more...
PBA Objects to Charter Rule
On June 10th, PBA Chair, John Bailey sent a letter to Senator Pat Toomey objecting to any provisions weakening the charter bus protections in transit law.  Read the letter

We are interested in sharing your story with the rest of the PBA community of members. Do you have a story and picture(s) from the past? This can be about your business, family, an interest or hobby, or just a past fun event.

Your story will be shared with our members and posted to our social media and website each Friday.   We need submissions to make this happen, so if you are interested in being featured, click here to complete the form.

Register Today for the Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop 
The Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop is scheduled for August 11, 2021. You don't want to miss this. Registration is open through August 1.

  • Sponsor tables and opportunities available.
  • Coach models on display, including from the Bus Museum of Transportation.
  • Presentations and Breakout sessions with FMCSA, Pennsylvania State Police, SCORE, Busing on the Lookout, Vehicle Inspection Demo, Driving Force Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Program & Telematic Resources for Safety & Culture.
  • Best deal of the summer, register today!


Get details and register today
PBA Members Invited to Participate in Group Leader Marketplace at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City October 7th - Save $75!
In an effort to help increase bookings for 2022, and get buses back on the road, John Bailey and Tim Stout decided to extend an invitation to PBA members to attend the Group Leader Marketplace scheduled at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.  Read the email from John Bailey, or for more details visit https://gnjma.com/Events/Marketplace.   Use Promo Code SAVE75 when registering, the promotion expires June 30th.
PA Legislature Ends Gov. Wolf's Pandemic Disaster Emergency Declaration
Using the powers voters awarded them last month, the state Legislature's Republican majorities brought a sudden end Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic disaster declarations.  The Senate also approved a bill to keep waivers of state regulations put in place because of the pandemic in effect through September 30, 2021.  Read more...
Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) Announces Exploratory Bid for PA Governor
State Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) announced that he has launched an exploratory committee for the statewide office.  Read more...
Biden Wants Amtrak To Run More Trains in the Northeast  
As part of the billions Biden wants to spend on train projects, in his American Jobs Plan, he wants to improve service and "connect new city pairs" on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the network of commuter trains connecting hubs from Boston to Washington, D.C. That, according to Amtrak, Pennsylvania politicians and Biden himself, would aim to include the resumption of passenger train service connecting New York and Allentown, the third-largest city in Pennsylvania and the heart of the quickly growing Lehigh Valley.  Read more...
Collins Presses for CERTS Funding To Be Expedited
At an Appropriations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, urged Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 relief funding for the bus, motorcoach, and passenger vessel industries.  Read more...
Pelosi Rejects Gas Tax to Cover Infrastructure Costs  
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she opposes an increase in the gas tax as a way to pay for new infrastructure projects, joining other liberals in her caucus in rejecting a potential provision of a nascent public works package being negotiated in the Senate.   Read more...
House T&I Committee Advances Highway Bill  
President Biden ended bipartisan infrastructure negotiations with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) after both sides remained hundreds of billions of dollars apart and could not agree on pay-fors.  Read more...
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)  
The SBA is currently accepting new COVID-19 EIDL applications from all qualified small businesses.  24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000 and up to 30 year repayment.   Read more...
CDC Updates Guidance for Wearing Masks on Outdoor Transit Hubs and Public Transportation  
Fully vaccinated Americans can now ditch their masks in outdoor transit hubs and on outdoor public transportation, the Centers for Disease Control said in updated guidance.   Read more...
USDOT Announced Nuria Fernandez as Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration  
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Nuria Fernandez has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Fernandez is also the first Senate-confirmed woman of color to lead FTA, and the first confirmed Administrator in over a decade. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 10, 2021.  Read more...
Operation Safe Driver Week Postcards Order by June 25   
To order complimentary 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week postcards, click here.  The postcards are available in English, French and Spanish. Supplies are limited.  Operation Safe Driver Week is July 11-17

The Operation Safe Driver program also offers materials and resources to educate the following drivers:
FMCSA Graphics Build Awareness of Challenges Buses Face on the Road: Use Them in Your Social Posts   
FMCSA has a library of click-to-download infographics that center around the challenges large buses face on the road. 
Motor Carrier Safety Education and Entrepreneur Development SEED Workshop - July 21   
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pennsylvania Division is hosting a series of free online educational workshops in 2021, all tailored for companies like yours who have recently started their business over the last few years.  See the flyer and register
Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted Immediately   
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series.  Read more...
Your 2022 Group Trips Can Now Include HAMILTON on Broadway  
Tickets are going fast, be sure to get your groups into this revolutionary Broadway blockbuster!  Read more...
These Popular National Parks Require Reservations This Summer  
Here's what you need to know about national park reservations for summer 2021.  Read more...
Yosemite National Park Lifts Restrictions for Motorcoaches Capacity  
Yosemite has lifted their restrictions for CUA holders when entering the National Park. This includes capacity restriction lifted and motorcoaches are now allowed to stop at major viewing locations which had been prohibited. Motorcoach operators must have a valid and current 2021 CUA to enter the park. However, each motorcoach company is limited to three motorcoaches in the park per day.  Read more...
'Mystery Bus' Parked in Del Ray to Focus on Empowering Women Through Photography  
'The Boudie Bus' will be departing this summer on a nationwide tour.  Read more...
Important Reminders - Don't Forget! 
  1. New Common Membership Renewal Date Did you get the memo?
  2. Refer-A-Friend; Save $50 PBA is looking to recruit new members!
Executive Coach, Fullington Trailways, Innovative Coach, Krapf Transportation, Mlaker Trailways, Trans-Bridge Lines and Wolf's Bus Lines have coaches and other items for sale now!

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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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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