David Thomas Trailways Moves PA Task Force 
A fleet of local first responders who spent over two weeks aiding recovery efforts at the site of a condo collapse in Surfside, Florida returned home on Friday.  Checkout the video from Fox 29 News. Great work!

Bailey Coach Recognizes Long-time Employees 
In a July 12th social media post, PBA member Bailey Coach stated "Today we are proud to recognize 13 of our staff members who have a combined service of 182 years of employment with Bailey Family of Companies. Rounding out to an average of 14 years between them all. Thank you for all your years of service!"
Klein Resumes 7 Day Service to New York City 
Klein Transportation is excited to announce that beginning Tuesday, July 20, 2021, their service to New York City will return to a 7 day a week schedule. "We have been monitoring our current weekend ridership and customer requests" said Alison Klein Sherman. "We are happy to be able to offer daily service again to better meet the needs of the community."  

Next PBA Coffee Talk! 
September 9, 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 21- 22, 2022 
The Liberty Arena
Williamsport, PA

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

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ViriCiti To Power ABC Connect Telematics for Electric Van Hool Motorcoaches in North America 
ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with PBA member ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America.  Read the press release.
Is It Possible To Have Collision Mitigation as a Standard Feature?
Watch the video produced by PBA member, Wolfington Body Company.

CERTS Grant IRS Taxability Information from BUSBooks, LLC
Tracy Fickett, from PBA member, BUSBooks shared the following information. The IRS has released information on its website regarding the taxability of CERTS grants. The short answer is the grants are taxable and the expenses related to the grants are deductible. Visit the IRS website.  Contact Tracy at 602-218-8880 or tracy@busbooks.co for help with your tax planning and the effect this will have on your tax return.
Register Today for the Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop 
The Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop is scheduled for August 11, 2021. We have a great program planned for you! You don't want to miss this. Registration is open through August 1. The latest is here.

A special thank you to the event sponsors!
New PBA Legislative and Advocacy Committee Looking for Volunteers 
PBA recently formed a Legislative and Advocacy Committee.  Currently, the committee has three (3) members and are looking to add PBA members.  You need not be on the PBA board.  If you are interested in joining this new committee, please send an email to Pattie Cowley at director@pabus.org.  
PBA All-Member Coffee Talk Held July 8th
Thank you to the members who joined us for our All-Member Coffee Talk. For those who didn't attend, we shared news about our 100th Anniversary celebration coming up in 2023. We have a planning committee forming and six special logos we have asked members to vote on.  In addition, we announced registration for the 2022 Marketplace in Williamsport will open during the PBA Annual Meeting & Conference in October. A special discount code will be provided to all attendees.
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.  
Starting at the opening session at Dorney Park, the FAMS planned and the closing session at ArtsQuest, we will enjoy many area attractions while networking with our peers.

PBA Members Invited to Participate in Group Leader Marketplace at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City October 7th
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/MarketplaceSeptember 1 is the deadline to register.

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Wolf Announces Over $15 Million in Green Light-Go Grant Funds to Improve Traffic Safety
Governor Tom Wolf announced that 50 municipalities will receive over $15.6 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing mobility and efficiency across Pennsylvania's communities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT's) "Green Light-Go" program.  Read more... 
PennDOT, Republicans at War Over Proposed Bridge Tolls
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation isn't backing down on efforts to charge tolls to fund the replacement of nine bridges.
And that has angered Republicans, who say PennDOT won't consider alternatives or wait for Congress and the Biden administration to approve more federal money for roads and bridges. Read more...
PA Turnpike Commission Approves 5% Toll Hike Beginning in January
The turnpike commission voted to approve a 5% increase in tolls beginning in January, the 14th year in a row that tolls will increase.  
Registration for the FMCSA Training Provider Registry is Now Open
Beginning February 7, 2022, entities that intend to provide entry-level driver training for commercial drivers must be registered and listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR).  Get more information.
Work Zone Safety - Pennsylvania
Work zones present many challenges for trucks and buses - narrow lanes, sudden stops, traffic pattern shifts, and uneven road surfaces require all drivers to stay alert. In fact, large trucks are over represented in work zone crashes, making up nearly one-third of fatal work zone crashes. It's critical that all road users approach work zones with caution and do their part to keep the road safe for everyone.  This flyer discusses work zone safety in Pennsylvania.
Work Search Requirements Resume for Pennsylvanians Receiving Unemployment Benefits
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier reminded Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment benefits that work search requirements resumed the week of July 11.  Because claimants always file for benefits the week after they are unemployed, individuals will start certifying they looked for work beginning July 18.  Read more...
Canada Eases Restrictions on Travel From the United States
Canada has begun the long-awaited process of easing restrictions on travel from the United States. As of July 5, Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can bypass the country's 14-day quarantine requirement that's been in effect since the coronavirus pandemic was first declared back in March 2020.  Read more...
How INVEST in America Act Could Impact Motorcoach Operators
The INVEST in America Act is a five-year, $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill intended to reimagine U.S. roads, bridges, transit, rail, and wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.  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!

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