Your Member Monthly News & Updates

Thank You For Sending Your Drivers To The GNJMA Annual Driver Safety Meeting!

We hope your drivers had a wonderful experience at our Annual Driver Safety Meeting!  The training was well-attended and included  a delicious lunch provided by our host, Sands Bethlehem.

Thank you to Bob Crescenzo of Lancer Insurance for sharing his tips for staying aware and alert on the road.  

We have sent out certificates to participants.  Please distribute these to your drivers who attended!  We also have some photos on our FaceBook page!  Please go LIKE US!
Board of Directors Election Update

At the GNJMA Board of Director's meeting on October 12th, the following officers were re-elected for 2018:

2017 NYC Holiday Motorcoach Information Released

The New York City Department of Transportation has released its list of seasonal restrictions in Midtown Manhattan.  These restrictions will be in effect between November 13, 2017 - January 2, 2018.  Restrictions include prohibited pick-up and drop-off areas, "No Left Turns", and "No Right Turns" from 5th Avenue between 47th and 55th Streets.  For the complete list of restrictions, please refer to the NYC DOT 2017 Holiday Bus Information document.
Follow Up on Continuing Discussions with NYC Council Members, DOT and Motorcoach Industry

The NYC Council Committee on Transportation met Thursday, October 26th regarding bus safety measures in response to recent NYC area bus accidents.  Present at the discussion were representatives of city government (DOT, NYPD, Sheriff's office, and others) as well as members of community boards, interest groups and bus state associations, including representatives from our Association.
The Council members recognize that although the City's authority is limited, they are able to regulate permitted stops, drop-offs, idling, traffic violations, etc. The city's support and increased oversight in those areas might be used to improve safety.  The Council members also seemed to recognize the difference between companies that operate responsibly and the bad actors.  There were several ideas shared, including that the renewal process for permitted spots may include a check of the bus company's safety record and history of summonses.  
At this point, it is only a discussion, however, we will continue to monitor this activity closely.
National Park Service Proposal Could Increase Fees Dramatically for Motorcoach Visitors to Select Parks

17 of the 59 national parks could see a considerable rise in visitor fees during peak season.  Proposed motorcoach fees would jump from $300 per bus to upwards of $1200 during peak times of year.  The proposed changes would take affect January 1, 2019, if the proposal is accepted.  

More information as well as a forum for public comments is available online through November 23rd on the NPS website.  Written comments can also be sent to the National Park Service, Recreation Fee Program, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop: 2346.

A new member has joined the GNJMA since our last newsletter in October.  Please join us in welcoming them!

Main Contact: Brenda Hall
Online Membership Directory

We have added logos or company images for all members in the Member Directory section of our website.  This section is located at If you do not like the logo or image we have used, simple log in to the site and click Profile Management to find your company and make changes.  Or, if you'd rather, you may email us the image you'd prefer and we can make the changes for you.

Survey Says!

Reminder: Surveys were sent out to all registered participants recently in regards to the Annual Meeting and Marketplace.  We value your feedback and will share the results with those who participate.  Here are the links below.  Thank you in advance!
Infanti Still Collecting Sock Donations for Homeless

Did you know that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters?  GNJMA member, Infanti Bus and Coach Upholstery, with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, launched a "Socks on Wheels" campaign on September 22nd.  Members are strongly encouraged to contribute to donate to the cause.  The campaign runs until January 2, 2018.  Kudos to Infanti Bus and Coach Upholstery for their dedication to nonprofit service and the needs of those who are less fortunate! 

Donations can be sent to their corporate headquarters located at 
1153 W. Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036.  To reach Infanti by phone - (718) 447-5632 or email -

November is the time to be thankful
a time to remember  and to embrace
  those who  enrich our lives.  This month,  in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country.   

President Trump proclaimed this month as National Veterans and Military Families Month.  Click here for proclamation.

The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and gives thanks to our veterans!

Save the Date!

March 12th - Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

March 13th - Spring Association Meeting & Motorcoach Professional Awards Luncheon

More information including event registration, presentation topics, and how to submit nominations for awards coming soon!

*Member Alerts*

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.   Since our October newsletter, we have sent one alert:

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