**Tomorrow is the Deadline to Submit Changes for the 
2020  Membership Directory**

Member Spotlight:  Prevost/The Volvo Group !

Prevost/The Volvo Group has been a long-time supporter and member of PBA  and we are proud to have them in our area.

The Volvo Group has a strong manufacturing presence in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The Volvo Construction Equipment facility in Shippensburg manufactures wheel loaders, soil and asphalt compactors, and pavers. The facility, which also serves as the headquarters for the Americas sales region and an engineering hub, has more than 40 years of history in the south-central part of the state and joined the Volvo Group in 2007. Since then the company has invested more than $145 million, including a customer demonstration and training center that draws nearly 10,000 visitors per year.
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Miss Early Bird Marketplace Pricing?  Second Pricing Tier ends December 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.  
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!  Tell your friends, too!  Register today!
Annual Meeting
June 21-24, 2020
Wind Creek, Bethlehem

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 director@pabus.org.
Dale McMichael Joins UMA Board

Elections for the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Board of Directors took place this fall.  PBA Board Member, Dale McMichael of Executive Coach,  was elected.   Operator candidates are elected by region and serve three-year terms. Dale ran unopposed for Region 3.  Dale will be seated on the Board during UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Nashville on January 20, 2020.  Congrats, Dale!
PBA Welcomes New Members!

Calvert County, Maryland Department of Economic Development/Tourism
Prince Frederick, MD
Main Contact:  Hilary Dailey, Tourism Specialist

MeetNKY/Northern Kentucky CVB
Covington, KY
Main Contact:  Erin Hoebbel, Group Tour Manager
Website:  www.meetnky.com 
PBA Member, Explore York has a New Group Tour Contact! 

Explore York is excited to announce the hiring of Danielle Sanders as Group Tour Sales Associate. Danielle started in September and will be expanding their already robust Group Tour Program.

Patrick Bourque has been promoted to Senior Sales Manager handling Meetings & Conventions.

If you have a stop planned in York County, Danielle would love to hear from you and greet your bus with some York County goodies. You can reach her at  dsanders@yorkpa.org or call her at 717-852-9675 ext. 107.
PA Turnpike Begins $129 Million Project 

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is done with four years of testing and will move full speed ahead with a $129 million project to become a completely cashless toll system by the fall of 2021.

Although the system won't take cash after that point, the agency expects to continue using toll booths at some exit ramps across the state until 2026. Those booths will record E-ZPass transponder signals or take license plate photographs so the agency can mail bills to drivers until the agency finishes installing 43 overhead gantries on the mainline and Northeast Extension in three phases over the next six years.
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings   

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by removing an information collection burden for commercial buses, without adversely impacting safety on the nation's roadways.

"This proposal is a commonsense way to reduce unnecessary burdensome regulatory costs while ensuring the highest level of safety on our roads," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. 
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