So long, 2020!
2021 Marketplace Registration Open: for FAMS, Travel Suppliers and Operators
Please visit our website to get all of the details and to register.  

  • December 31, 2020 - Offer a FAM
  • January 15, 2021 - Register for the Marketplace
  • February 15, 2021 - Ads, Sponsorships, including the Virtual Marketing Video and guaranteed placement in the Marketplace Directory and Online Directory
  • January 31, 2021 - Registration Deadline
  • January 31, 2021 - FAM Scheduling 
PBA Travel Suppliers - Are You Open for Business? 
We sent travel supplier members emails asking to complete a short survey form to let us know the status of being "open for business".  So far, 120 members have responded!  We are sharing this information so our operator members know who is open for trip planning.  We also asked for contact updates for our database.  Missed the memo?  Here's a link to complete the form.  

Updated results are available to download and view.   #letsgetrolling!
ABA's Women In Buses Council Highlights PBA's Executive Director 
In a social media post, ABA's Women in Buses Council highlighted PBA's Executive Director.  Check out the post!
Distracted Driver
Train-The-Trainer Program
January 26, 2021

FMCSA 18-CARAT Workshop
January 28, 2021

PBA 2021 Marketplace
March 23, 2021
York Expo Center
York, PA

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

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

PBA 2022 Annual Meeting
June 2022
State College, PA
CERTS Act Becomes Law
President Donald Trump signed the bill containing the CERTS Act on Sunday night bringing to rest uncertainty over a threatened veto. Thus, the CERTS Act becomes law.  Read more...
COVID Relief Bill Adds PPP Tax Breaks the Treasury Opposed
Lawmakers extended an additional lifeline to small businesses in the next round of Covid stimulus: more forgivable loans and the ability to take a tax write-off for covered expenses.  Read more...
Three Big Ways Transportation Businesses Would Benefit From the New COVID-19 Relief Package
Given how much the pandemic has hammered transportation businesses, three big changes to the Paycheck Protection Program are likely to come as a welcome relief.  Read more...
CDC Panel Includes Transportation Workers on 'Essential' List for Vaccine Priority
Transportation workers fall into Group 1c as "essential workers".   Read more...
TSA Screens 1.28 Million People at U.S. Airports
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1.28 million passengers recently at U.S. airports, the highest number since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic slashed travel demand.  Read more...
Buttigieg to Inherit Crumbling Network of Roads, Subways and Rails
Buttigieg, as the incoming pick for U.S. Transportation Secretary, would take office at a time when both state and local officials are deeply frustrated that not enough is being done to maintain and improve the country's transportation networks.  Read more...
FMCSA: Clearinghouse Registration and Annual Queries
On January 6, 2021, the Clearinghouse will have been operational for one year, therefore employers who have not conducted a query on a CDL driver or drivers employed prior to January 6, 2020 will not have met
the annual requirement.  Get more information.
PennDOT Driver's License Centers Close for New Year's Holiday
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.  Read more...
Effects of The Pandemic on Bus Travel Industry
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on airlines has been well-documented. The fallout for bus service has been less visible but equally severe.  Read more...
2021 Travel Forecast: The 'Vaxication' and Other Trends
Travel predictions for 2021 reveal how the pandemic has and will continue to transform the industry in both good and bad ways.  Read more...
For What It's Worth
David Millhouser, a writer at Bus & Motorcoach News, shared an updated article and advised to prepare now, while CERTS is being hashed out, and figure out how to survive until it comes through.  This is the government, and the process will take time.   Read more...
Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Here are the alerts we sent out since last Go News:
  • #MarketplaceMonday Register to Host a FAM for Group Leaders at the 2021 Marketplace! 
  • A Message From PBA Chair, John Bailey
Executive Coach, Fullington Trailways, Hagey Coach, 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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