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Art Moreno
16:20
Art from Quality Assurance Travel in Santa Clara, CA
Cindy Kessinger-Giles
16:21
Good morning from Alpha Omega Tours & Charters in Spokane WA
Kevin Creighton
16:24
greetings from Elko nevada. Avalon transportation santa clara
Rhonda Bilbrey
16:25
Greetings from TEXAS!! (Bilbrey Tours)
Rich Broughton
16:26
Hi Everyone from Rich at Triple J Tours Las Vegas
Alan Oliver
16:29
Alan Oliver - Lancaster, PA DoubleTree Resort
Jim Torrisi
16:32
Wilson Bus Lines E. Templeton Mass
Paige Balsinger
16:33
Hi from All Around Charters in sunny SW FL
Jeff Goldwasser
16:33
Jeff Goldwasser, Amaya Seating NJ
Alan Thrasher
16:35
Alan Thrasher - Birmingham, AL - Roll Tide!
Joseph Alvarado
16:35
Good morning from Whitecastle Tours in Livermore, CA.
Linda Morris
16:41
Hi from Linda Morris, AMA/GMOA/MCASC/NCMA/SCMA
Steve Abegg
16:41
Hi from Journey Lines in Lynnwood, WA
Ryan Benjamin
16:45
Premier Charters, Golden, CO
Karen Matlock
16:45
Greetings from Visit Mississippi - Karen Matlock
Brent Kelly
16:50
hello Brent from Innovative Coach. Hbg,Pa
Rick Reisig
16:50
Hi everyone from Great Lakes Motorcoach Grand Rapids, MI
Liming Chen
16:58
Good afternoon, Owl Bus Inc from Quincy MA
James Seaton
16:59
Welcome from Sundance Stage Lines in San Diego.
STEVE COTTLE
17:05
GREETINGS FROM BROOKSHIRE CHARTERS, ASHEVILLE, NC STEVE COTTLE
Mike McDonal
17:06
Good afternoon from Saucon in Baltimore
Shelia Hill
17:09
Lone Star Coaches, Inc. - Good afternoon.
Michael Middaugh
17:12
Mike Middaugh, Coach Quarters Columbus, OH
Sandie Marquis
17:13
Hi Everyone Sandie Marquis, Budget Truck and Auto out of Alpharetta, Ga.
Clayton Taylor
17:25
hello from Virginia Beach, VA
Bob Greene
17:26
Greetings from Amaya-Astron Seating and sunny Omaha!
Debbie Mann
17:28
Afternoon everyone from Mississippi
bryce snyder
17:30
hello everyone from lilycoaches seattle wa
Frank Farrow
17:32
Frank Farrow NAMO based in New Jersey
Gregory Hadley
18:11
Hello Everyone from We Care Charters
Patricia Cowley
18:52
Greetings from sunny and chilly Easton, PA!
Mark Szyperski
19:14
Hello, from Music City USA, Nashville, TN! Mark Szyperski from On Your Mark Transportation, LLC
Brad Melton
19:15
Hello from West Tennessee Motor Coach, Paris, TN
Reginald Gardner
19:35
Hello from South Carolina.
Edna Dakkak
19:38
Good afternoon from sunny Orlando, Florida. Dynamic Tours and Transportation
William Gentry
19:39
And Hello from East Tennessee (Paradise) JK
Tracy Fickett
20:12
Sunny and chilly on the Eastern Shore, too!
Jared Jozaitis
20:22
Greetings from Wisconsin, Sunny and 38
Roy Furo
20:59
Hello from Prevost.
Antonio Thomas
21:04
Good Afternoon Everyone, Antonio Thomas here. Thank you so much for joining us for another great Town Hall meeting.
Giuseppe Marinelli
22:14
Good Afternoon everyone!!!
Coachlight Tours
23:04
The Health Department has just called for ALL my drivers to come to the health department at 5:45 today for vaccine.
United Motorcoach Association
24:00
Great news Elizabeth!
Kevin Creighton
24:24
Sure miss California’s Jim Seal on public transit
Richard Dorr
24:57
Yes Kevin, Jim was the BEST
Tom Giddens
26:23
Jim Seal and Michael Waters worked hard on this along with UMA and Ken Presley
Becky Weber
26:23
The FTA Charter Registration is what public transit agencies use to notify you of charter opportunities that come to them and they must send them to you. It is very important to register if you have not or renew your registration if it is expired. You must renew this registration every two years.
Jared Jozaitis
27:16
We are registered for all areas.....I only see requests from a select few authorities(states). I am sure there are more charter requests that aren't being sent to the private companies that registered.
Michael Middaugh
27:23
OK Ken Tell us how to register
Angela Goodson
27:26
I wish the registration was more user friendly. You either have to choose individuals cities, which could be a wide radius for companies, or "all."All is a lot of fun because then you get them from all over the US and places you don't service.
Becky Weber
27:56
I cannot emphasize enough that the current low registration numbers will KILL our efforts to preserve the charter prohibition against federally funded transit agencies doing charters in unfair competition with you all and avoid any weakening of that regulation.
Jasmine Sayah
28:32
Can I ask why wasn't this issue brought up before?
Angela Goodson
28:50
We've been hearing about this issue for years.
ginny orr
29:06
I registered and rarely get a request for services--I can only surmise it is because no one is going anywhere right now
Jared Jozaitis
29:07
at has been a continuous problem for 20+ years
Jared Jozaitis
31:58
Is there a list of transit agencies that receive federal monies which this is a bsis for?
PAUL ESHAGHI
32:24
Good Morning from Corporate Coach Charter in beautiful Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Creighton
32:37
Fully allocated costs was phrase word for cost comparison
Jasmine Sayah
33:09
Thank you Ken!
Becky Weber
33:24
The National Transit Database lists transit agencies and their funding sources https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd
ginny orr
33:35
if I can do it , everyone else can do it
Brent Kelly
34:11
I just did it
Bob Crawford
34:14
Very Easy to Register must do it every 2 years
Brent Kelly
34:14
easy
Rick Reisig
34:15
Are the transits able to request certain equipment to exclude operators? Trolleys, etc
Becky Weber
34:17
Bottom line, we can't protect transit from taking your business if only @200 motorcoach companies are signed up.
Roberta Ann Amrhein
34:23
Good afternoon, motorcoach accident on I 895 at Pulaski Hwy exit, if you have buses operating in the Baltimore, MD. Doesn't look bad.
Tom Giddens
34:33
would that cause a lower number showing if State Assoc do that
bryce snyder
35:13
so on social media there is talk about covid test will be going on drivers lic or you cant drive
Becky Weber
35:48
Even if a State association registers on behalf of your members, you still have to register by individual company and identify the cities and geographic service areas that each company wants to receive notifications from.
Angela Goodson
35:56
@Bryce, sources? or just talk?
kent bianco
36:09
Is our industry eligible for 2.5 or 3.5 payroll months for PPP (1st round)
TOM SAMBDMAN
37:29
2.5
Ken Presley
37:39
Bill, when we were registering Members we would ask them the territories they wanted to be registered.
Debbie Mann
38:04
Have a good afternoon you all Stay Safe
Kevin Creighton
39:30
I’ll take category of people for $500.00 please.
Tracy Fickett
40:03
3.5 multiplier is reserved for hospitality NAICS codes beginning with 72.
Jeremiah Morman
44:24
Thanks Alan
TOM SAMBDMAN
44:26
Forgiveness applications are not due until August.
ginny orr
44:50
did I hear him say that you have to have forgiveness on first round before a second round can be done? my bank is not accepting forgiveness application yet
Courtney Villani
45:08
Ginny - no you do not
matthew berger
45:12
Not correct. Forgiveness is not required or even applied for.
Clayton Taylor
45:13
no, the first one does not need to be forgiven
TOM SAMBDMAN
45:15
We got different information
TOM SAMBDMAN
45:25
yes. what ken said
matthew berger
45:34
Only that you have use all your first draw PPP loan
James Hey
45:50
We have not filed for forgiveness and was awarded second round today
TOM SAMBDMAN
45:52
they may change what you can spend the ppp money on so it is wise to wait
ginny orr
45:56
thank you--i thought 2nd round could occur prior to forgiveness of first round
Tracy Fickett
46:11
There is a sign off on the application where the applicant confirms the first draw funds have been spent appropriately.
Clayton Taylor
46:27
yes, you can apply for the 2nd round before the first is forgiven
Tracy Fickett
46:39
Good news James Hey!
Clayton Taylor
46:40
as long as the funds have been spent
ginny orr
46:52
i did, haven't received anything yet--still in processing i am told
John Cauley Jr
47:14
I was told by BB&T (Truist) to hold up on forgiveness, that it looks like 150000 and below would be changed to simple forgiveness.
Clayton Taylor
47:36
correct, under 150k use the 3508s form
Clayton Taylor
47:44
the form is already available on the sba website
Clayton Taylor
48:02
truist is lagging behind when it comes to the forgiveness process
matthew berger
48:28
3508s or 3508ez? I thought 3508s was for under 50k?
matthew berger
48:50
Still waiting on updated under 150k form…?
Clayton Taylor
48:53
3508s has been updated to include under 150k
matthew berger
49:04
@Clayton - thank you
Clayton Taylor
49:28
no prob
matthew berger
50:28
Here is link - https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2021-01/PPP%20--%20Loan%20Forgiveness%20Application%20and%20Instructions%20--%20Form%203508S%20%281.19.2021%29.pdf
Clayton Taylor
51:18
thanks @matthew berger
matthew berger
51:51
EIDL reduction amount line is gone! Woohoo!
Armando miranda
51:57
Thank You @matthew
Clayton Taylor
52:02
yup!! very good stuff
Tracy Fickett
52:32
make sure your bank is set up for the under $150k forgiveness in their portals
jacqueline grice
52:44
I just called SBA and they said EIDL was still capped.
Austin Scott
53:27
LinkedIn can be a great tool for B2B awareness.
Ray Brady
53:28
are you using Salesforce managing your contacts
Mark Szyperski
54:56
If you are smaller, and don't have the staff, remember, there are numberous College Students who would be happy to be in charge of your Social Media, and it doesn't cost hardly anything to keep it up, keep it fresh, and keep it constant. Check on Marketing Internship programs at your local Community College. It may not cost anything!!
livardo garay
57:01
Is anyone requiring masks on the charter trips or the tours/
Ken Presley
57:38
To register on the Charter Service Registration website go to: https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/access/charter-bus-service/charter-bus-service-registration
Jim Torrisi
57:52
I believe the new Executive order requires mask in interstate travel
livardo garay
57:55
Thank you
Tom Giddens
58:24
Masks are now required by Executive Order for Interstate Travelers
Bob Crawford
58:47
The New Executive order now requires Interstate travel to wear masks
chris peterson
58:58
I believe, anyone that is us dot will have to mask up with Biden's new ex. order
Alan Thrasher
01:00:04
Good Point, that executive action was just enacted by President Biden, so Mask Up!
Jared Jozaitis
01:00:58
HAs anyone seen the text of that order?
Tracy Fickett
01:02:04
Here is the order - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-protecting-the-federal-workforce-and-requiring-mask-wearing/
STEVE COTTLE
01:02:13
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO DC TRAILS FOR HELPING US IN DC!!
Bob Crawford
01:02:27
I believe the text to that order was suppose to come out today
Mark Szyperski
01:02:48
Another low expense marketing is to make sure your websites are up-to-date, all the links are working, and perhaps refresh pictures and images. Let your clients and potental clients know you are open and ready, and what you are doing to keep them safe. You can create an inexpensive video to put on your homepage.
Tracy Fickett
01:03:33
I added a link to the executive order above. looks like it applies to on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines.
Jimmy Hall
01:05:12
Jack Reed is a class act p!
Becky Weber
01:05:57
There is going to be a new executive order expected today to require masks in all forms of interstate travel, including intercity buses.
Charles Searles
01:11:30
Charles from New Orleans Tours sports teams are moving more
Mark Szyperski
01:11:31
Consider doing tours that might catch the eye of 30 and 40 year olds, including wine or beer tours, trips to nice golf resorts, ski trips that may offer your tour riders special rates. Tours don't just have to to theatres, especially if you don't have a theatre district near you.
Julianne Ryder
01:15:01
Thanks, Paige, Alan, and Tom!
Antonio Thomas
01:15:10
If you have any questions about registering for the UMA EXPO Please contact me at (703) 838 -2929 or email me at athomas@uma.org
Mark Szyperski
01:15:11
Kiwanis, Rotary, and other service groups are always looking for speakers for their meetings. Now is the time to be a speaker for these groups and let them know you are the expert in group travel.
STEVE COTTLE
01:15:13
TAKE A COACH OUT FOR A DRIVE THROUGH THE CITY/TOWN, DOUBLE DOSE,,SHOWS THE "BILLBOARD" AND EXERCISES THE COACH
Patricia Cowley
01:15:16
Thanks everyone!
Paige Balsinger
01:15:23
www.allaroundbus.com All Around Charters & Tours
Charles Spencer
01:15:37
Thank you
William Gentry
01:15:54
I recommend becoming a member of the local OPTIMIST Club
Sam Trevino
01:15:56
Thank you for the great info
STEVE COTTLE
01:16:21
BIG THANK YOU TO MARSHA B;ACKBURN(R-TN) THIS AM "BROADCAST" THE PLIGHT OF MOTORCOACH IN D AT THE TRANS SEC HEARING ON CSPAN
STEVE COTTLE
01:16:56
I GOT MY FIRST VACCINE SATURDAY.. NO AFTEREFFECTS,, NOTHING MORE THAN A SKIN PRICK
Thomas McCaughey
01:18:02
good to be part of the call- sorry I can't stick around!!
Antonio Thomas
01:18:12
Thank you so much for joining us today for our Town Hall Meeting. If you would like to register for EXPO please contact me at (703) 838-2929 and email athomas@uma,org
Julianne Ryder
01:19:08
Look for information, slides and the recording from today in the Newsflash.