6/8/2021
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!

MEMBER NEWS
PBA Past Chair, Deacon Joseph J. Wrabel
We are sad to share the announcement that Deacon Joseph Wrabel passed away.  Deacon Wrabel was the PBA Chair from 1999-2005 and Co-Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Trailways Bus Company.  May he Rest In Peace.  You can read his obituary here.
Rose Marie Wertz, Wertz Motor Coaches
We are also so sad to share the passing of long-time member and industry friend, Rose Marie Wertz. 

Our sincere condolences to her friends, family and business family at Wertz Motor Coaches.  You can read her obituary here.
Discover Lancaster Held a Virtual FAM May 18
PBA member Discover Lancaster recently held a Virtual FAM Tour of Lancaster County, PA.  

View a recap of the topics discussed during the FAM and visit their webpage  for more information.   Please reach out to Chris Ackerman for any further trip planning needs.
John Bailey Announces Results of Election 
On June 3rd, PBA held a virtual General Member Meeting to conduct the Board of Director elections. Voting members were invited to attend and were sent a secret ballot via a third-party election administration company to vote during the meeting.  ICYMI - the results are in.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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
SAVE THE DATE! 


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.
PBA Members Recognized at AACA Museum Spring Fling
PBA Members, Bailey Coach & Trans-Bridge Lines are recognized for both donating buses to the museum during the Spring Fling at AACA Museum, Inc.. John from Bailey and Brandon from Trans-Bridge spoke after an introduction from Dave Schmidt from the Bus Museum and formerly Prevost.  


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 recent email from John Bailey, or for more details visit https://gnjma.com/Events/Marketplace 
Operator Survey Reminder - Please Respond!
After the May All-Member call, we sent a survey to all operators to complete to assist in lobbying efforts.  Thank you to those who completed.  For those who haven't yet, please take a few minutes to complete this survey

We are interested in sharing your story with the rest of the PBA community of members. To get the ball rolling, we are introducing #FlashbackFriday

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 will use the hashtag #FlashbackFriday, along with your company's social medial handles.  

We need submissions to make this happen, so if you are interested in being featured, click here to complete the form.

CERTS Act Checklist
  • Read the U.S. Department of the Treasury guidance.
  • Review the Conditions of Receipt.
  • Visit the Treasury "CERTS" page.
  • Get prepared for the CERTS Grants application process.
  • Operators - complete our survey for PBA's CERTS lobbying efforts!
REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY-WIDE NEWS
PA Department Of Health: Adult Vaccinations On Track; Mask Order To Be Lifted By June 28
Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced that the commonwealth's mask order will be lifted by June 28.  Read more...
New Law Updates CDL Licensing Requirements
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that a recently enacted state law, Act 131 of 2020, extends the validity period of a commercial learner's permit and helps address the issue of human trafficking through severe penalties levied on commercial drivers or those who wish to obtain a commercial driver's license.  Read more...
PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates for Apportioned Vehicle Registrations to June 16 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the expiration date for apportioned vehicle registrations for Pennsylvania residents that were set to expire between May 31, 2021 and June 16, 2021 are extended through June 16, 2021.  Read more...
Lawmakers To Reintroduce School Bus Safety Act Legislation
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., hope the third time is a charm for School Bus Safety Act legislation that would require lap/shoulder seatbelts in school buses as well as additional safety technology sought by the National Transportation Safety Board.  Read more...
Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17
CVSA created a 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week postcard for drivers, motor carriers, trucking associations, etc. It's a complimentary postcard that they will ship to their members, free of charge, as requested. The postcard is also available in Spanish and French.  Get more information.
USDOT Announces Request for Information on Transportation Data and Assessment Methods 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today a Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on the data and assessment tools available to assess transportation equity.  Read more...
Updated ODAPC Guidance - DOT Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals and Service Agents 
On May 27, 2021, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance updated its Statement of Enforcement Discretion for Substance Abuse Professionals and Service Agents guidance document.  The guidance is now effective until December 31, 2021.
GNJMA To Host In-Person Group Leader Marketplace in October
Post-pandemic marketing efforts can be challenging, especially with budget cuts. The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association (GNJMA) has an in-person event planned that may be able to help.  Read more...
Driving Force Releases Toolkit to Address Industry's Driver Labor Shortage  
Driving Force, a taskforce created by ABA's Women in Buses Council to help address the driver shortage issue in the motorcoach industry, has released a Recruitment & Retention Toolkit to help motorcoach companies - small and large - attract and retain their most important asset: drivers.
SRTC Trucking Students Learn To Watch for Human Trafficking  
One lesson, however, has little to do with operating a tractor-trailer, and everything to do with making the country safer for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.  Read more...
Can't Find The Right Talent? 5 Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Geographic Reach 
Unemployment is high, but my talent search is still coming up short. It's a common refrain among businesses. In what feels like a one-two punch, Covid-related hurdles and headaches are being exacerbated by a nationwide shortage of qualified candidates that's making it tougher than usual for companies interested in hiring the right talent.  Read more...
ABA Foundation Is Hosting a Virtual Raffle To Raise Funds for Their Scholarship Program 
The ABA Foundation is currently hosting a virtual raffle to raise funds for their Scholarship program. If you have not purchased your tickets to win one of the fabulous prizes donated by the Foundation Fundraising Committee, you are missing out!  Buy your tickets today as the raffle ends June 10. Winners will be announced on June 11. 
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!
ITEMS FOR SALE OR WANTED
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!
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.

Personal checks may be made payable and sent to:

Motorcoach PAC
200 North Third Street, Suite 1500
Harrisburg, PA 17101
 
Corporate funds are not permitted in any form. Unincorporated business checks are acceptable providing no owner or partner of the business is a corporation. Please contact Milliron & Goodman if you have any questions at (717) 232-5322. Political Action Committee donations are not tax deductible.

Download the solicitation form for more information.
PBA IS ACTIVE ON MULTIPLE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS 
Stay Connected!  PBA maintains active Social Media Platforms.  In addition to the emailed communications we send to you, we actively share information to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and our new LinkedIn.  We encourage you to LIKE US, FOLLOW US and ENGAGE with us! #pabus


Click on logo, then right click and save to display proudly on your website.