Member Headlines

And The Survey Winners Are......

Allied Member, Anthony Terranova of M&S Parking and marketplace participant,  Robyn Funck of Rocking Horse Ranch both won $50.00 VISA gift cards from GNJMA.  Their names were part of the drawing for participating in our post-meeting surveys (Fall Association Annual Meeting & Group Leader Marketplace).   Thank you to everyone that completed the surveys.  Your feedback is appreciated and improves your future experiences at our events.  
Welcome New Members!

The following organizations joined the GNJMA since our November newsletter.   Please join us in welcoming our newest members!

Contacts :  Glenn R. Every &  Ray Nichols
Category:  Regular Member (Operator)


Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith, P.C. 

Contacts:  Joshua D. Leaver, ESQ. & James DeCinti, ESQ.

Category:  Allied Member & Silver Sponsor


Motorcoach Professional Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Motorcoach Professional Awards.  The event is being hosted at Sands Bethlehem on Tuesday, March 12th.  

Click here to read more and to access the downloadable form or online submission link.

Deadline for submission is February 1, 2019.
NEW Scholarship Program Applications Being Accepted Starting January 1 

Applications for our new Scholarship Program will be accepted from January 1 through March 1.  We will send an email out with the application form (and a link to the online application if you prefer to use) later this month.  

We also posted the applications on the Scholarship Program page on our website.  For more details, refer to our press release or link to the web page designated for the new program:   Link to Access Scholarship Program Web Page .
Photo:  ABC Companies
Bailey Coach Creates 
Polio Awareness

To help create awareness about the importance of polio vaccines, John Bailey, President of Bailey Coach and a Hanover Rotarian, created a Rotary Coach with his newest Van Hool CX45 that he took delivery of this year from ABC Companies (a GNJMA Platinum Sponsor).   Click here to read more!

MCI Wins Transportation Marketing Award

The unveiling of Motor Coach Industries' MCI D45 CRT LE  model won Grand Award honors in the category "Best Marketing and Communications to Increase Sales Special Event" in the  American Public Transportation Association's 2018 AdWheel award competition.  MCI is a GNJMA Platinum sponsor.   Read more...
Member Spotlight!

Allied Member, Visit Bucks County, welcomes groups of all sizes year round! 

Plan your next itinerary to include historic landmarks, marvelous museums, gorgeous gardens, hand-crafted local spirits, charming riverside theatres, eclectic downtowns and so much more! 

Click here to read more about their group travel options and itineraries.

Members:  Get Noticed!

If you have news you'd like to share about your company or one of your employees, please email us a note.  If you are also interested in being in our Member Spotlight, please contact us with photos, links and let us know what you would like to highlight. 

 Industry Information

FMCSA Extends Compliance Date
of the Lease & Interchange Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the compliance date of the May 27, 2015, final rule titled ''Lease and Interchange of Vehicles; Motor Carriers of Passengers,'' by two years from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2021.
This extension of the compliance date is necessary to provide time to consider all the issues raised in comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and to publish a final rule, while giving motor carriers sufficient time to comply with the revised requirements.
For more information, please view the notice in the December 4, 2018  Federal Register.

Travel Advisory - Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway

Fellow member, Rich Gilbert of Visit Maryland, shared information that may impact your travel. We want you to be aware, in case you missed it.
Travelers may want to avoid I-895, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway. Road construction will have travel restricted to one lane in each direction, for the next 3 years.
For more information, please click here to read the Maryland Department of Transportation's bulletin.
Exciting news from GoMotorcoach and UMA!

Founded in 2012, the Motorcoach Marketing Council was created with a single purpose in mind: to increase motorcoach ridership in North America. Since its inception, the council has taken on many faces and forms, and enjoyed a long history of support from manufacturers, industry associations, operators, and vendors.  "....The Motorcoach Marketing Council is pleased to announce that they will be officially transitioning to become part of the United Motorcoach Association (UMA).   Read more...

Upcoming Events

2019 DATES

Annual Sponsor Appreciation Dinner (Emeril's Chophouse)
Board of Director's Meeting
Spring Association Meeting & Motorcoach Professional Awards Luncheon

Golf Outing 
Meet & Mingle
Board of Director's Meeting
Fall Annual Association Meeting
Group Leader Marketplace

For more information, please visit the GNJMA Events Page!
 ICYMI:  Member Alerts

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Since our November newsletter, we sent these alerts.  All alerts, as well as past newsletters, can be accessed via our website member portal with logon credentials:
  • New Jersey Election Roundup
  • Military Driver Programs
  • New York City Holiday Gridlock Days
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Lease & Interchange Rule
  • New Parking Contract Effective February 15th

  • 5N5 TSA Cyber Security Workshop
  • 2019 Sponsorship Renewal 
  • 2019 Motorcoach Professional Association Nominations Are Open
  • UMA Regional Town Forum Invitation From Tim Stout
Thank You To Our Sponsors!!!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors



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Contact:  Pattie Cowley, Executive Director | Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association
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