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The Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA) incorporated in 1923 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to representing the business and governmental interests of private bus companies operating in Pennsylvania.
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Join PBA, the only statewide trade association dedicated to the needs and issues of the motorcoach industry. Includes motorcoach operators, companies servicing the industry, and travel suppliers, all working together to build their businesses
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Making The Journey Happen

The Pennsylvania Bus Association was founded in 1923 and has functioned without interruption and with an unrelenting commitment to the safety of the traveling public and the economic well-being of its member companies. PBA boasts a well rounded program of activities for both bus operator and supplier members and carries a current membership of over 750 entities. Governmental affairs, travel and tourism marketing, education, safety and communication constitute the major areas of involvement for this, one of the oldest public passenger transportation associations in the United States.

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Going the Extra Mile for 100 Years!

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latest Testimonials
Each experience I have had (2021 Conference Sales meetings, 2022 Marketplace and 2022 Conference as a whole) has been eye opening and amazing. The family/team nature of the industry of motor coach travel was one I did not fully understand until I was there in the midst of all it's members. It is amazing to walk into a building, or property and be greeted by name, hugged like family, and know that you are part of something amazing.
Clare Ritter
My organization chose to belong to the Pennsylvania Bus Association because of its outstanding reputation. As one of the motorcoach industry's oldest member-based organizations, we felt that aligning ourselves with them would increase our profile to guests and cement our commitment to providing the highest level of client satisfaction. PBA not only met these initial expectations but exceeded them and we are a better organization because of our affiliation with them.
Vaughn Crouse
I've been involved with PBA since 1988. I can tell you why I've been involved ever since. It's the quality of the operators; the networking opportunities; the group leaders that attend the marketplace and so much more.
Adam Jacobson
Hershey Farm joined PBA way back when. We have been members ever since I have been in my position starting in 2000. Hershey Farm believes in supporting associations and being in front of people.
Sherry Wertz
With living in Pennsylvania but working for a company based in Ohio, being a member allows me to continue to be in the know on all valuable motorcoach information from governmental to what is happening with members on both the operator and supplier side.
Lois Stoltzfus
I wanted to be able to network with other motorcoach and tour operators and to learn from them as well as share information.
Sandy Borowsky
Mainly in support of our statewide bus tour operators, but also the importance of being at PBA Marketplace, the Annual Meeting, and the various networking and educational events offered.
Margo DeRouchie
“Membership in PBA brings that extra layer of assistance needed to help build a better business. It provides activities, introductions and opportunities that companies may never have while navigating the day to day. Opportunities to participate and share in events to educate sales teams and clients. Introductions to trainings and the latest and greatest products to come into the market. The ability to have a voice and ear to legislative issues. ON top of that, the ability to make friends with people who share a common bond through the industry creating friendships along the way isn’t so bad either.“
Amy Brooks
“I have the pleasure of being the third generation from my family’s motorcoach company to serve on the board of PBA. This organization does amazing things through advocacy and by facilitating the connections that help us thrive as an industry and I am proud to be part of it.”
Alison Sherman
Pennsylvania Bus creates a real sense of community within our industry. The information and networking PBA provides has helped further our company for generations. Our founder, Frank Martz, helped establish PBA and would be proud of its current leadership and value to our industry. Congratulations on celebrating 100 years!
John Henry
“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”.
Andrew Nixon

Why Motorcoach Group Travel Matters

The motorcoach, travel and tourism industry creates jobs nationwide, provides access for communities, and contributes to environmental sustainability. At PBA we strive to provide our members with information to further their businesses and create opportunities for industry connections.

PBA’s Marketplace provides bus operators, tour planners and group leaders the valuable opportunity to learn about exciting new attractions and explore favorite destinations for group travel.
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PBA’s Annual Meeting is an industry-wide event devoted to education, business interaction, and social networking. A key component of the event is showcasing the geographic area so that motorcoach operators will return with groups to enjoy a new travel opportunity.
PABus Safety
PBA’s popular “Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop” not only provides employees of motorcoach companies an opportunity to learn about safety-related issues, it also establishes a working relationship with the enforcement community so that everyone involved in safety is informed. Communication to understanding safety measures is the key to providing motorcoach customers with the necessary assurances the industry demands.