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Trans-Bridge Lines Completes Safety Week 2024

PBA Member, Trans-Bridge Lines announced that it recently completed its 2024 Safety Week event.

Employees attended a week-long series of sessions on all aspects of safety which included presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on training. Safety Week was held at the company’s Industrial Drive, Bethlehem location, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Times Square Hall room.

Safety Week continues their ongoing commitment to safety in every situation and a dedication to employees, passengers, and the communities they serve. Read the press release

Busbud Joins Forces with Ratality to Accelerate B2B Software Growth

PBA Member Busbud, a global ground travel booking platform, announced the acquisition of Ratality, a South Africa-based award-winning provider of revenue management optimization software for ground travel operators.

By integrating Ratality's unique expertise, Busbud's Business Suite will be enhanced with game-changing features such as advanced demand forecasting, dynamic pricing, fleet and driver management, as well as solutions for the charter and rentals industry. Read the press release.

Pay It Foward Program!

As a PBA member, when you refer a new member to PBA, they will receive 15% off their first year's dues using promo code 15OFF.  

As the referrer, you will also receive 15% off your next renewal with the Pay It Forward program

Let's grow together and make a difference!

  1. Click the Refer button in your member portal by logging in and completing the short form and we will do the rest!
  2. Alternatively, you can share the application link and promo code with organizations that you feel will benefit from PBA membership: Make sure to tell your referral to enter your name and company in the field on the application form and share the promo code 15OFF with them.

PBA Member Testimonials - We Would Love Yours!

Read what some Members have to say about what PBA Membership means to them! We would love your testimonial too, click here to submit yours.


Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling

May 31-June 1, 2024

Get information!

Download Flyer!

PBA is sponsoring the tent at the Spring Fling for folks to enjoy and take a rest!

2024 Annual Conference

June 17-20, 2024

Hosted by Visit Ithaca

Registration Closed!

Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop

August 8, 2024

York Springs, PA

Registration Open!

2025 Marketplace

March 24-25, 2025

Hosted by Discover Lancaster 

Save the Dates!

2025 Annual Conference

June 16-19, 2025

Hosted by Visit Richmond

Save the Dates!

Interested in Hosting a 2026 PBA Event? Please visit our 2026 event pages for a copy of the bid specs. Deadline is 1/1/25.

-2026 Marketplace

-2026 Annual Conference

Read the below testimonial from our 2023 Annual Conference host Andrew Nixon, Executive Director of PBA Member, Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau:

“Hosting the 2023 PBA Annual Conference has been a truly fulfilling opportunity for our area.

The event allowed us to demonstrate how well we can host a corporate sales function while also giving the wonderful Pennsylvania tour operator members of PBA a chance to experience our region first-hand.

Working with PBA’s staff and members to bring their Annual Conference to Chautauqua County, NY has been one of the most beneficial things we could have done in terms of developing tour operator relationships”.

Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling

The Museum's Annual Spring Fling is scheduled for May 31-June 1, 2024. PBA is sponsoring the tent at the Spring Fling for folks to enjoy and take a rest!

Register! Download Flyer!

2024 Annual Conference

Registration Closed May 24th

We are getting excited and preparing to welcome you at the 2024 Annual Conference. Thank you to Visit Ithaca for hosting us June 17-20, 2024 in Ithaca, NY. Stay tuned for a recap!

Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop - August 8, 2024

Registration is officially open for the 11th Annual PBA Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop scheduled for August 8, 2024!

The program will run from 8:30AM to 3:30PM, with registration starting at 8:00AM.

This year's workshop has been designed to address issues that a variety of our motorcoach members are seeking. The format for this workshop includes a variety of issues and topics in which registrants can pick a track; Group 1 for Mechanics and Group 2 for Dispatchers, Office Personnel, Safety Directors and Office Staff.

Register Today!
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March 24-25, 2025

The 2025 Marketplace will be hosted by Discover Lancaster at Spooky Nook in Manheim, PA on Tuesday, March 25. The educational session, networking reception, Board of Director's meeting, and setup will all occur the day before, Monday March 24.

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Annual Conference

June 16-19, 2025

The 2025 Annual Conference will be hosted by Visit Richmond in Glen Allen, VA!

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 Virginia Crossings

Virginia Crossings is a AAA three-diamond resort that rests on 20 acres of open green space, with a campus featuring colonial architecture and luxurious landscaping. Just 10 miles north of Richmond and 20 minutes from Richmond International Airport, Virginia Crossings welcomes guests into a unique setting of incomparable service.


Shapiro Administration Highlights Tourism Impact, Invites Public to National Travel & Tourism Week Activities at PennDOT Welcome Centers

PennDOT announced its 14 Welcome Centers hosted National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) from May 19-25. Around the state, tourism partners and counties promoted their businesses in-person to Welcome Center customers via static displays, giveaways and information tables. Partners included privately-owned Pennsylvania tourism attractions as well as state and national parks and museums. Read more...

Shapiro Administration Reinforces EV Charger Network with Additional Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investment to Upgrade Existing Chargers

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced program details for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVC-RAA) program. The program – created through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) -- will focus on repairin­­­­­­g and replacing broken or non-operational electric vehicle (EV) chargers to improve the reliability of existing EV charging infrastructure across the state. Read more...

Pennsylvania, The Great American Getaway

On May 20th, the industry came together at PNC Field in beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania to launch and celebrate the new Pennsylvania tourism brand – Pennsylvania The Great America Getaway. View the press release with links to photos and videos from the event and view the social/digital media toolkit

I-95 Fully Reopened After Swift Reconstruction Following Collapse

PennDOT, in collaboration with federal and local partners, celebrated the completion of permanent repairs to I-95 in Philadelphia, less than a year after a fire caused a collapse. Following a tanker truck crash and fire on June 11, 2023, a temporary six-lane roadway was constructed in just 12 days. The newly constructed bridge and ramp are now fully operational, reopening all lanes as of May 24, 2024, ahead of schedule. Read more...

Airport Announces Luxury Motorcoach Ground Service Linking AVP, Philadelphia International

American Airlines will launch in August a new tarmac-to-tarmac luxury motorcoach service connecting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Philadelphia international airports. Read more...

SEPTA’s Board of Directors Approves Bus Revolution, Set To Go Into Effect Next Summer

SEPTA’s board has approved the Bus Revolution plan, which will dramatically overhaul the transit network throughout the Philadelphia metro area starting next summer. Read more...

White House Allocates $1 Billion for Nationwide Clean School Buses

The Biden administration has allocated nearly $1 billion to swap out traditional school buses with low- and zero-emission buses, aiming to cut down air pollution around schools and communities. Read more...

Senate Confirms Homendy as NTSB Chair

The Senate recently confirmed Jennifer Homendy to continue to lead the National Transportation Safety Board. Read more...

IRS Holding Up Fuel Tax Credits

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert last week warning taxpayers about filing for a Fuel Tax Credit, claiming that the IRS has seen thousands of dubious claims come in where it appears taxpayers are claiming credits for which they are not eligible, leading to refunds being delayed and the need for taxpayers to show they have legitimate documentation to support these claims. Read more...

DOJ Issues Proposed Rule to Reschedule Marijuana as Schedule III Substance

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 21 published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance to a Schedule III drug, as marijuana usage rises. For the first time, more people in the U.S. are using marijuana daily than are drinking alcoholic beverages daily, according to a new study. The comment period on the proposed rule ends July 22. Read more...

FMCSA Removes Two Devices from List of Registered ELDs

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed BLUE STAR ELD and ELD MANDATE PLUS devices from the list of registered Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA placed these ELDs on the Revoked Devices list due to the companies’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in 49 CFR part 395, subpart B, appendix A. The removals are effective May 21, 2024. Read more...

FMCSA Reinstated BLUE STAR ELD to the List of Registered Electronic Logging Devices

As of May 22, 2024, the following device is now listed on the list of registered ELDs. The ELD was previously revoked, but has been reinstated. Read more...


ELD Model number: BRS

ELD Identifier: BRS153


EPA Makes $1 Billion in Grants Available for Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Including Transit Buses

The funding has been made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and works to reduce heavy-duty vehicle pollution. Read more...

Which North American Airlines Offer Bus Services?

The aviation industry in North America is a diverse affair, with carriers of varying business models operating aircraft of all different shapes and sizes. This diversity is reflected in the network offerings of North American countries, with everything from regional feeder flights to ultra-long-haul intercontinental services on offer. However, as it happens, certain carriers from the region also use buses on some routes. Read more...

Transit Agencies Must Replace Most Maintenance Workers This Decade

Transit agencies are facing overlapping crises, including a shortage of maintenance workers. They’ll need new recruiting and training regimens to hire more workers and transition to zero-emission fleets, per a new report. Read more...

Brace for JFK Airport Traffic Nightmare As $19B Construction Plans Begin: What To Know

Summer will see an increase in travelers, according to the TSA, but the Port Authority is apologizing in advance for the longer waits for terminal access due to massive road constructions underway. Read more...

NOAA Issues Its Most Aggressive Hurricane Season Forecast on Record

NOAA has released its 2024 outlook for the Atlantic basin hurricane season. The first named system in the Atlantic basin typically forms around June 20, with meteorologists tracking the first hurricane by Aug. 11. Read more...


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