PBA 2020 Membership Directory

We are preparing to go to print with the 2020 Membership Directory.  Please review your listing in our updated 2019 directory here (bottom of page).   If you have any changes to your membership record, please email them to by Wednesday, November 13th to ensure your changes make the new edition.  Thank you!
Reminder:  PBA's New Address and Email

Please check to ensure you have updated our address in your records.  We are still receiving forwarded mail from the old address, but that means these payments and other correspondence are delayed in reaching us.  Our telephone number remains the same, and we do not use a fax.

New Address Effective July 1, 2019:
Pennsylvania Bus Association
P.O. Box 597
Easton, PA 18044-0597
Email for Pattie Cowley, Executive Director: 
Webinar: CrownSource Live Demo
November 14, 2019 12:00PM
Webinar:  Trade Show Tips and Tricks for Success
November 18, 2019 11:00AM
2020 Marketplace 
March 23-24, 2020
York Expo Center Arena
Registration is officially open!  Early bird ends 10/31. Tell your friends, too!  Register today!
Annual Meeting
June 21-24, 2020
Wind Creek, Bethlehem

Stephanie Celiberti
Member Spotlight:   The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau!

PBA Travel Supplier Member,  Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau has renamed themselves The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau as part of an enhanced tourism marketing strategy.  We love the name and wish them the best of luck!  Read the press release.
Marketplace 2020 Early Bird Special Ends October 31st! 

We will hold our Marketplace Tuesday, March 24th, and Maryland Motorcoach Association (MMA) will hold theirs the day after, Wednesday, March 25th.  If you register for MMA, you need not tear down.  
PBA Operator Marketplace Registration is Here! 

PBA will coordinate all the Operator registrations on a first-come basis and get back to you to confirm your time-slot. Registration is online and easy! However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office, via telephone 717-236-9042 or email at
National Park Service News & Resources Related to Commercial Use Authorizations

ABA and NPS both have websites that house relevant information.  Please take a minute to review, and check back often to: and here is the National Park Service:

News...The implementation of standardized Road-based Commercial Tour (RBCT) CUAs and fees is DELAYED and will not occur starting October 1, 2019. This decision also delays implementation of increased commercial entrance fees. Parks with existing RBCT CUA requirements may continue to issue and manage CUAs according to existing practices including charging appropriate fees.
FMCSA Says Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Be Open to Other Agencies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its plans to permit Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse records to be disclosed to agencies outside the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure compliance with drug testing regulations.

When the Clearinghouse goes into effect Jan. 6, employers will be required to list truck and bus drivers who have failed or refused to take DOT drug tests, and the results for drivers required to complete a return-to-duty program and clean drug test.
ABA Government Affairs and Policy Update - October 2019

The ABA October update on government affairs, activities and new initiatives includes information on the following:
  • Legislative - Congress
  • Regulatory - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Park Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
Member Discount Programs!  
  • CrownSource - A buying consortium with great pricing on supplies.
John Bailey shared the benefit he is receiving and why he recommends Crownsource:
"We placed two orders to date (for tire cage and DEF) and already have saved over $500.00."

CrownSource's next-generation eCommerce Marketplace is designed specifically for transportation companies who operate a fleet of 1-80 vehicles.  CrownMarketplace simplifies the purchasing process through an easy-to-use, one-stop shopping experience.  By eliminating today's inefficient methods of purchasing - phone, fax, and expensive, time-consuming trips to the store - a transportation company gains convenience, efficiency, consistency, and visibility across their procurement process.

Ready to learn more?
Join PBA and CrownSource for a CrownMarket live demo via a webinar on Thursday, November 14 at 12:00pm ET.  Register here!
  • M&S Parking - Fights your NYC parking tickets at as a discount.
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