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2023 PBA Marketplace Registration Is Open!

We are very excited to let you know that the 2023 Marketplace registration is open for Exhibitors and Operators! Early Bird Pricing ends October 15th!

The 2023 Marketplace will be hosted by Pennsylvania's Americana Region at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown in Morgantown, PA on Tuesday, March 28. The seminar, reception and setup will occur the day before, Monday March 27.

Visit the Marketplace webpage for all the details and register!

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Fullington Trailways and Partner to Expand Bus Service Throughout Pennsylvania

“As we celebrate our 114th year of being in business, Fullington Trailways is delighted to be able to partner with” said Jonathan Berzas President and CEO for The Fullington Auto Bus Company. “We continue to provide affordable, reliable, and convenient service in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. This partnership offers our customers another avenue to purchase their bus tickets.”

This partnership will allow for expanded service options which will connect Philadelphia with 11 cities, Harrisburg with 9 cities, NYC with 14 cities, Pittsburgh with 22 cities and State College with 18 cities. Read more...

BUSBooks Tax Tips: Getting Compensation Classification Right

Thanks to Tracy of BUSBooks for sharing this information about compensation classification and taxes.

Most passenger transportation companies compensate workers as employees. During COVID, it came to light that some companies treated drivers and other workers as independent contractors. In some cases, PPP funds were either unavailable or reduced, or not forgiven because of this labor classification. Read more...

2023 Marketplace

March 27-28, 2023

Hosted by Pennsylvania's Americana Region at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown!

Save the Dates!

Registration Opening September 2022!


2023 Annual Meeting

June 18-21, 2023

Hosted by Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel!

Save the Dates!


2024 Marketplace & Annual Meetings: 

Interested in Hosting a PBA 2024 Event? 

Please visit our 2024 event pages for a copy of the bid specs:

-2024 Annual Meeting

-2024 Marketplace

Deadline 1/1/23


PBA 100th Anniversary Committee Meetings

Every 2nd Thursday of the Month.


Lancer VP’s Love of Music, Baseball Hit High Note in Fenway Park Appearance

Singing at historic Fenway Park was beyond the bucket list for Bob Crescenzo, Lancer Insurance: “I don’t know how to describe it, but it was just such an exhilarating and positive experience and something I never dreamed of in my life." Read more...

MCI Celebrates Delivery of Its 10,000th J4500

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) announced the delivery of ten 2023 model year MCI J4500 coaches to Cline Tours, one of the nation’s leading operators in the Southeast, marking Cline Tours’ 300th motor coach and MCI’s 10,000th J4500 built on its production line in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read the press release.

Tom Wagner Rejoins MCI, Continuing the Legacy of Patricia Ziska 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), announced that Tom Wagner has rejoined the company. Tom will be working alongside Patricia Ziska, Vice President of Private Sector Sales, who will retire at the end of the year after more than a four-decade career with MCI.

Upon Ziska’s retirement, Wagner will lead MCI’s team of regional sales vice presidents in the U.S. and Canada. The team sells new MCI models and pre-owned coaches to private sector operators. Read the press release.

PBA Participates in Joint Meeting September 8, 2022

PBA Executive Director, Pattie Cowley attended the Joint Meeting in Southbridge, MA on September 8th. The other associations included NEBA, CT Bus, GNJMA, BANY and MASSBUS.

The day was jam-packed of good information and networking. In the evening the group traveled to a local establishment for dinner, of course by bus! King Ward of Chicopee sponsored the transportation.

Content and Presentations included:

  • Become the Employer of Choice  
  • Updates on ADA and Marijuana in Workplace for Non-CDL Employees  
  • FMCSA Updates 
  • Dealing with the Media 
  • Driver Hiring and Retention 
  • Sara’s Wish Foundation  
  • Manufacturer Panel on Equipment

PBA will be hosting a webinar on the ADA and Marijuana in the workplace for non-CDL drivers soon.

Have Our 100th Anniversary Decals on Your Buses?

Show us the decals on your buses! If you ordered our 100th anniversary decals, send us a picture and we will share on our social media channels!

Your PBA Info Hub! Have Your Created Your Account Yet?


ICYMI - A few months ago, we announced that we rolled out a new membership platform. Did you know that you need to create an account to register for PBA events to receive member pricing? You also need an account to view your member record. Create an account today!

We are happy to share with you how you can use your membership with us to network, view member only events, share your contact information with other members for networking and access vital resources.

If you are interested in a tutorial on how to use the new Info Hub, please send us an email and we will schedule a short demo with you. If we get enough interest, we will schedule a group tutorial.

PBA Refer-A-Friend Program!

Member referral cards, for 15% off new member dues, were available at the Annual Conference. Let us know if you would like us to mail you some by sending an email to

Also you can refer-a-friend in your Info Hub. Login and fill-out the short form and we will do the rest! 

As the referrer of an organization who signs up as new member, you will have the choice to receive $100 off your next renewal OR...get a $50 gift card!

Do you have ideas to grow our membership or are interested in joining PBA's Membership Committee? Send them an email!


Biden Announces 26 Appointments to Infrastructure Advisory Group

President Joe Biden announced the names of 26 people representing 15 states and the District of Columbia to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council to recommend strategies for the nation’s critical infrastructure. Read more...

Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Seeks New Members

The Secretary of Transportation requests nominations for membership on the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (Committee). Nominations for Committee members must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on October 7, 2022. Read more...

FMCSA has Removed ELDorado’s “ELDorado ELD” from List of Registered ELDs

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed ELDorado ELD from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA has placed ELDorado ELD on the Revoked Devices list due to the company’s failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A, effective September 7, 2022. Read more...

A Notice for Federal Drug Testing Collection Sites & CDL Employers Regarding FMCSA Regulated Employees

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has regulations governing drug and alcohol testing for certain transportation industry employees. These regulations help ensure that the traveling American public can feel safe in their day to day journeys. Part of the effective execution of these regulations relies upon drug testing collection sites. For Federal drug testing programs to operate efficiently and effectively, collection sites play an integral role in making sure the right individuals are administered the right tests. Read more...

Comment Period on Proposed NYC Congestion Pricing Program is Extended through Sept. 23

Recognizing the significant public interest in the Central Business District Tolling Program’s Environmental Assessment, the public comment period will remain open an additional 14 days and close on Friday, Sept. 23, instead of Friday, Sept. 9, as previously announced.

Ways to Comment on the Environmental Assessment

Comments continue to be accepted online, by email (written and video submissions accepted), mail, phone and fax. Comments received between Aug. 10 and Sept. 23 will be considered and become part of the administrative record.




Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-252-7440

Fax: Send to (212) 504-3148 with Attention to CBDTP Team.


Comments may also be provided directly to the FHWA.



Mail: FHWA - NY Division, RE: CBDTP, Leo W. O'Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Ave, Suite 719, Albany, NY 12207


The CBD Tolling Program Team:

NY Governor Lifts Mask Mandate for Mass Transit, Congregant Settings 

Gov. Kathy Hochul said masks are now optional for people on mass transit and in other settings. Read more...

Vanishing Bus Routes 

A nationwide shortage of bus drivers means routes are being eliminated, walking boundaries are being expanded and students are facing longer travel and wait times. Read more...


Alerts, Invitations, Press Releases, and more are sent out to our Members as needed. Here are the emails we sent out since last Go News below.

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