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Wilson Bus Lines E. Templeton Mass
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Good afternoon from sunny Orlando, Florida. Dynamic Tours and Transportation
And Hello from East Tennessee (Paradise) JK
Sunny and chilly on the Eastern Shore, too!
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Hello from Prevost.
Good Afternoon Everyone, Antonio Thomas here. Thank you so much for joining us for another great Town Hall meeting.
Good Afternoon everyone!!!
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
Great news Elizabeth!
Sure miss California’s Jim Seal on public transit
Yes Kevin, Jim was the BEST
Jim Seal and Michael Waters worked hard on this along with UMA and Ken Presley
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.
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.
OK Ken Tell us how to register
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.
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.
Can I ask why wasn't this issue brought up before?
We've been hearing about this issue for years.
I registered and rarely get a request for services--I can only surmise it is because no one is going anywhere right now
at has been a continuous problem for 20+ years
Is there a list of transit agencies that receive federal monies which this is a bsis for?
Good Morning from Corporate Coach Charter in beautiful Los Angeles, CA
Fully allocated costs was phrase word for cost comparison
Thank you Ken!
The National Transit Database lists transit agencies and their funding sources https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd
if I can do it , everyone else can do it
I just did it
Very Easy to Register must do it every 2 years
Are the transits able to request certain equipment to exclude operators? Trolleys, etc
Bottom line, we can't protect transit from taking your business if only @200 motorcoach companies are signed up.
Roberta Ann Amrhein
Good afternoon, motorcoach accident on I 895 at Pulaski Hwy exit, if you have buses operating in the Baltimore, MD. Doesn't look bad.
would that cause a lower number showing if State Assoc do that
so on social media there is talk about covid test will be going on drivers lic or you cant drive
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.
@Bryce, sources? or just talk?
Is our industry eligible for 2.5 or 3.5 payroll months for PPP (1st round)
Bill, when we were registering Members we would ask them the territories they wanted to be registered.
Have a good afternoon you all Stay Safe
I’ll take category of people for $500.00 please.
3.5 multiplier is reserved for hospitality NAICS codes beginning with 72.
Forgiveness applications are not due until August.
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
Ginny - no you do not
Not correct. Forgiveness is not required or even applied for.
no, the first one does not need to be forgiven
We got different information
yes. what ken said
Only that you have use all your first draw PPP loan
We have not filed for forgiveness and was awarded second round today
they may change what you can spend the ppp money on so it is wise to wait
thank you--i thought 2nd round could occur prior to forgiveness of first round
There is a sign off on the application where the applicant confirms the first draw funds have been spent appropriately.
yes, you can apply for the 2nd round before the first is forgiven
Good news James Hey!
as long as the funds have been spent
i did, haven't received anything yet--still in processing i am told
John Cauley Jr
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.
correct, under 150k use the 3508s form
the form is already available on the sba website
truist is lagging behind when it comes to the forgiveness process
3508s or 3508ez? I thought 3508s was for under 50k?
Still waiting on updated under 150k form…?
3508s has been updated to include under 150k
@Clayton - thank you
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
thanks @matthew berger
EIDL reduction amount line is gone! Woohoo!
Thank You @matthew
yup!! very good stuff
make sure your bank is set up for the under $150k forgiveness in their portals
I just called SBA and they said EIDL was still capped.
LinkedIn can be a great tool for B2B awareness.
are you using Salesforce managing your contacts
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!!
Is anyone requiring masks on the charter trips or the tours/
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
I believe the new Executive order requires mask in interstate travel
Masks are now required by Executive Order for Interstate Travelers
The New Executive order now requires Interstate travel to wear masks
I believe, anyone that is us dot will have to mask up with Biden's new ex. order
Good Point, that executive action was just enacted by President Biden, so Mask Up!
HAs anyone seen the text of that order?
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/
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO DC TRAILS FOR HELPING US IN DC!!
I believe the text to that order was suppose to come out today
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.
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.
Jack Reed is a class act p!
There is going to be a new executive order expected today to require masks in all forms of interstate travel, including intercity buses.
Charles from New Orleans Tours sports teams are moving more
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.
Thanks, Paige, Alan, and Tom!
If you have any questions about registering for the UMA EXPO Please contact me at (703) 838 -2929 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TAKE A COACH OUT FOR A DRIVE THROUGH THE CITY/TOWN, DOUBLE DOSE,,SHOWS THE "BILLBOARD" AND EXERCISES THE COACH
www.allaroundbus.com All Around Charters & Tours
I recommend becoming a member of the local OPTIMIST Club
Thank you for the great info
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
I GOT MY FIRST VACCINE SATURDAY.. NO AFTEREFFECTS,, NOTHING MORE THAN A SKIN PRICK
good to be part of the call- sorry I can't stick around!!
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
Look for information, slides and the recording from today in the Newsflash.