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Chautauqua Belle US Steam Lines Joins PBA

Chautauqua Belle US Steam Lines is a receptive tour operator that owns the Chautauqua Belle and arranges tours with various top attractions within the Chautauqua Region.

They were referred by Elizabeth Galeazzo of PBA Member, National Comedy Center! Thank you! 

Contact: Paul Stage 716-485-6949 or

Chautauqua Institution Joins PBA

The Chautauqua Institution is a cultural arts campus situated on beautiful Chautauqua Lake with wonderful history, architecture, lectures, concerts, and more!

Contact: Scott Beresford 716-357-6269 or

Both the Chautauqua Belle and Chautauqua Institution are event sponsors of the 2023 Annual Conference Opening Reception!

2023 PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day


MOBT's Spring Fling

Hershey, PA

Get information!


2023 Annual Meeting

June 18-21, 2023

Hosted by Chautauqua County at the

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel!

Registration is Closed.


Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

August 16, 2023

Register Today!


Joint Meeting

September 6, 2023

Get info & register!


2025 Marketplace &

Annual Meetings: 

Interested in Hosting a PBA 2025 Event? 

Please visit our 2025 event pages for a copy of the bid specs:

-2025 Annual Meeting

-2025 Marketplace

Deadline 1/1/24

Starr Bus Charter and Tours Receives Proclamation

PBA Member, Starr Bus Charter and Tours received a proclamation from Governor Phil Murphy. The proclamation is a testament to the collective efforts of their loyal staff and partners who work hard to provide meaningful experiences for their tour guests year after year. Read their post.

Klein Transportation and Kutztown Folk Festival Partner for Festival

PBA Member, Klein Transportation is the official shuttle provider for PBA Member Kutztown Folk Festival's annual event. The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. This event continues to draw visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. Children's activities abound and admission is free for children 12 and under. The festival also houses the largest quilt sale in America and has an internationally attended Quilt Auction of top prize-winning quilts. Check out the Facebook post!


2023 PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day is Saturday!

PBA’s 100th Anniversary Family Day runs this Saturday from 12:00PM - 3:00PM at the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, PA. We are delighted to join our friends at the museum to celebrate our 100th anniversary during their Annual Spring Fling. We hope to see you there!

Thank You to Our Anniversary Family Day Host and Event Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Members Who Donated Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt Prizes!

  • Dutchman Hospitality/Ohio Star Theater
  • Faith and Liberty Museum
  • Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
  • Hershey Harrisburg CVB
  • Kreider Farms
  • National Aquarium
  • Penn Wells Hotel & Lodge
  • Resorts Casino Atlantic City
  • Sight & Sound Theatre
  • Strasburg Railroad
  • Virginia Tourism 

Registration for the 2023 Annual Conference is Closed!

We can't wait to see you! If you are attending, we sent you a Know Before You Go email. Please be sure to read this before heading up to Jamestown. Also, please help us spread the word that you are attending by sharing this image on your social media channels using the hashtags: #pabus #PBArollsinto100 #PBA2023AnnualMeeting

10th Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

Registration is open for the 10th Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop scheduled for August 16, 2023.

This year's sessions have been designed to address issues that a variety of our motorcoach members are seeking. Motorcoach owners and their key staff will be able to pick and choose which topics are most relevant to their job responsibilities. Get more information and register today!

You’re Invited to a Joint Association Meeting in September!

PBA is joining New England Bus, Connecticut Bus, Greater New Jersey Motorcoach, New York Bus and Mass Bus on September 6, 2023 at the Spa at the Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT. The content will include presentations that affect the collective association members from CARB 24 to knowing your rights when pulled over by the police. Sponsor opportunities available. Click here for more information and to register. If questions, please give us a call at the PBA office.

Looking Ahead to 2024!

Marketplace - March 25-26, 2024

The 2024 Marketplace will be hosted by Happy Valley Adventure Bureau at the Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, PA on Tuesday, March 26.

Annual Conference - June 17-20, 2024

The 2024 Annual Conference will be hosted by Visit Ithaca in Ithaca, NY! While we will be experiencing the area with FAMS, Dine-Around Night and Opening & Closing venues at area partners, the meetings will be held at Hotel Ithaca. The beautiful, renovated Hotel Ithaca is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca and is less than 1 mile from both Cornell University and Ithaca College.


Support Bill H.R. 3510

Bill H.R. 3510, reintroduction of a bill that would eliminate the tax burden for those who received CERTS Act money during the pandemic, was recently referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means after being sponsored by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.). The bill has since garnered the support of Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Jared Golden (R-Maine), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), and John Rose (R-Tenn.).

We are once again asking for you to take action to ask your House of Representatives Member to support H.R. 3510 the CERTS Tax Exemption Act.

Please take a moment to complete this simple form UMA created to send an email and request your representatives to support this bill.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Motor Carrier Safety Awards Funding to 56 States, Territories for Safer Roads

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided a 61% increase in funding for states and territories to support roadway safety. Read more...

Veto Expected After Congress Rescinds EPA Emissions Rule

A proposal to roll back federal emission standards associated with heavy-duty commercial vehicles advanced to President Joe Biden, who has vowed to veto the legislation. Read more...

Operation Safe Driver Week Is July 9-15

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced July 9-15 as this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Read more...

Hair Drug-Testing Rule Could Be Finalized by Midsummer

It has been more than six years since Congress mandated that the Department of Health and Human Services adopt a drug testing rule allowing the use of hair samples to drug-test drivers and other federal safety-sensitive employees. Read more... 

FMCSA Launches New Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Campaign

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have launched the “Your Roads, Their Freedom” human trafficking prevention campaign. 

FMCSA: Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

In line with FMCSA’s mission to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses, this campaign focuses on understanding the operating differences between different types of vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), and changing behavior accordingly. Submit comments by June 26th. Read more... 

FMCSA Accepting Comments on the Study of Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Causation

FMCSA announced its plan to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This ICR relates to the planned “Study of Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Causation,” mandated by Congress in the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA). Submit your comments.

Congestion Pricing’s Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Congestion pricing has spent years inching through the approval process, getting endlessly studied, critiqued, contorted, and tweaked. Read more...

Innovators Are Bringing Trains and Buses Into the 21st Century

Travelers worldwide want to purchase and manage ground transport tickets digitally, same as they typically can for flights and hotels. The industry is finally starting to respond. Read more...

AI and the Travel Industry: What to Know

You've likely been hearing quite a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) lately and its potential to alter how the travel industry functions in the future. Read more...

Will Autonomous Bus Captains Replace Bus Drivers?

Scotland launches autonomous bus fleet near Edinburgh, but it’s actually creating jobs instead of losing them to automation. Read more...


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