Our Community Mourns Denise Cali's Passing
With extreme sadness, we are sharing news with you of the passing of a fellow member.
Our dear colleague and long-time member Denise Cali, passed away unexpectedly January 15th. Denise was the President of Main Street Leasing t/a J & J Luxury Transportation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband John, their family and their staff members.  You can read her obituary here.  Rest in Peace.
Bailey Coach Diversifies During Pandemic 
PBA member, Bailey Coach has diversified during the middle of the pandemic by adding two new ventures; Bailey Automotive Service and Bailey's Zero Hazard. With these new additions, Bailey Coach would like to announce its new brand - The Bailey Family of Companies. What was once one company is now three: Bailey Coach, Bailey's Zero Hazard, and Bailey Automotive Services. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to keep our staff employed and the community safe. As the three companies continue to grow, we will continue to focus on giving back to the community.  Read the press release.
Gettysburg Tourism Leader Announces Retirement 
President and CEO of PBA member, Destination Gettysburg, Norris Flowers, has announced his retirement effective April 1, 2021. Read the press release.
Distracted Driver
Train-The-Trainer Program
January 26, 2021
1:00-4:00pm EST
FMCSA 18-CARAT Workshop
January 28, 2021

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
Motorcoach Industry Steps Up to Provide Service During Inauguration 
As many as 500 motorcoaches from all around the country descended upon Washington, D.C., bringing 25,000 National Guard members into the nation's capital for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  Read more...
Making a Difference: The Bus Industry Combats Human Trafficking 
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Last year, PBA partnered with Busing on the Lookout  (BOTL) at the Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition Build.  Members of the bus industry are making a difference in the lives of victims of human trafficking and helping law enforcement investigate and prosecute traffickers.  Read more...
PBA Sends Letter To PA DOH Regarding Mobile Vaccine Assistance
Last week, PBA sent a letter to the Secretary, PA Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine on January 19th to offer our assistance to implement President Biden's proposal to deploy mobile vaccination units to "hard-to-reach" areas by using our member's unused motorcoaches. We would like to thank Todd Campbell, of Campbell Bus and PBA Board member, for sharing this big idea as a mutually beneficial solution! Read the letter.

2021 PBA Marketplace
Sadly, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Marketplace. Safety is our number one priority, and has always been.  With the rise in cases throughout Pennsylvania, the slow vaccine rollout, new strains, lower turnout and more, we feel it is just too soon to host a gathering of this size and scope. For those that offered a FAM opportunity, thank you and know we provided the FAM listing to all the operators so they may reach out to you when they are ready.  
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".  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!
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Biden Picks PA's DOH Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine To Be Assistant Health Secretary 
President Joe Biden has picked Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Read more...
How Will the Biden Administration Affect the Travel Industry  
Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package has received praise from the travel industry. It is possibly the most immediate way the travel industry will feel the effects of the new administration.  Read more...
Biden Requires Masks on Planes, Buses, Trains and at Airports 
President Biden signed an order mandating masks in airports and on many planes, trains, ships and intercity buses.  Read more...
Biden Nominates Polly Trottenberg To Deputy Transportation Secretary 
For Trottenberg, it's a return to D.C. after more than seven years as NYC Mayor de Blasio's DOT commissioner. Previously, Trottenberg was an under-secretary for policy at the US DOT.  Read more...
SBA Reopens the PPP to All Lenders 
The U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") and the Treasury Department fully re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal on January, 19, 2021, to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.  Read more...
1.1 Million Paycheck Protection Program Loans Forgiven So Far 
The SBA has already forgiven more than 1.1 million PPP loans for over $100 billion, providing an extraordinary amount of critical relief to America's small businesses just 3 months since the earliest PPP borrowers' covered periods ended.  Read more...
PPP Status: $5 Billion Has Already Gone Out to 60,000 Applicants 
The program closes March 31st, but do not wait that long, because the money could be exhausted." Download a document that will help make important calculations of revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts when applying for second rounds of PPP loans.
USDOT Office of Inspector General Audit of FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 
The audit states that FMCSA's ability to oversee whether drivers meet physical qualification standards to safely operate a commercial vehicle is limited because of a lengthy outage of the National Registry and a resulting backlog of driver examination reports that were not entered into the Registry.  Read more...
FMCSA Announces New Commercial Driver Panel Members 
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) announced it has named 25 drivers from all sectors of the industry to serve as a new panel to the Agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) comprised of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  Read more...
Gov. Wolf Urges Republican Lawmakers To Utilize $145 Million To Support Businesses  
Gov. Tom Wolf is urging state lawmakers to distribute additional funds to businesses that have suffered during the covid-19 pandemic.  Read more...
PA Senate Committee Assignments for 2021-22 Session 
View the Senate committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which includes Committee Chairs and Committee members.
Latest K-12 Relief Funds Cover School Bus Ventilation Systems 
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) confirmed that school districts can use the latest round of COVID-19 relief grants to purchase school bus ventilation systems.  Read more...
Bills in Five States Would Alter Speed Limits 
Elected officials in states from North Dakota to Vermont are pursuing revisions to speed limit rules. Read more...
NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul 
There are now plans in place to overhaul the concrete labyrinth that is the Port Authority Bus Terminal, with plans that include capacity increases for people and buses and adding three acres of green space.  Read more... 
Travel Industry Steps Up To Help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic 
Nobody can accuse the travel industry of sitting out the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more...
COVID-19's Blow to Business Travel Expected To Last for Years 
The coronavirus pandemic delivered a lingering, and possibly permanent, hit to business travel that is likely to weigh on employment and economic growth in some communities for years.  Read more...
Editorial: Motorcoach Industry Deserves Support 
"We need to start planning for what our community, and our world, will look like. The correct decisions now will help us recover more quickly."  Read more...
ABA's Women in Buses Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Council Being Part of Industry Evolution 
The Women in Buses Council, a leadership group within ABA, is proud to announce and celebrate their 10-year anniversary this month.  Read the press release.
Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Here are the alerts we sent out since last Go News:
  • Operators are Encouraged to Sign up for Charter Service Registry 
  • Denise Cali, President of Main Street Leasing t/a    J & J Luxury Transportation Obituary
  • Last Minute Invite to USDOT/FMCSA Workshops: Safety Education and Entrepreneur Development (SEED) Workshops
  • Last Call to Register! FMCSA "Motorcoach 18-CARAT" Virtual Workshop - January 28, 2021
  • PBA Marketplace Cancellation 
  • Vaccination Phase for Motorcoach, Charter, and Bus Drivers 
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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