New Jersey School Bus Contractors Association is recently incorporated by members of the NJ School Bus Owners Association & Garden State School Bus Contractors Associations. The two Associations have united in order to present a powerful, unified voice. Our members are dedicated to the safety of our passengers, to help promote contracted school bus transportation, and to introduce legislation regarding the school bus industry.
Eric Raphael, President (Irvin Raphael Bus)
Dan Hillman, Secretary & South Director (Hillman Bus)
Chloe Williams, Treasurer (BR Williams Bus)
North Director – Brendan Flynn (STA)
Central Director – VACANT
– Al VanRiper (VanRiper Bus),
– Shannon Murray, President (Kensington Bus)
Lobbyist – William Pascrell, IIII
National Association Liaisons, Legislative, Legal Affairs, Maintenance / MVC, Marketing / Communications, Membership
Associate/Vendor Membership Benefits
- Direct access to network with our membership; NJSBCA members are owners and top decision makers of the leading school bus contractors across the State
- Your company logo listed on our public membership page – NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE WILL ENHANCE NETWORKING
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Exposure at our annual expo
- Preferred advertising opportunities
- Direct access to industry information
- Exclusive opportunities to promote your product
- Special program opportunities
- Partnership in a safer industry; your participation strengthens the NJ school bus transportation industry
Join now and together, we will develop and refine the path to providing safe, reliable and cost effective student transportation services through responsible school bus contractors.
Annual Associate/Vendor Membership: $500
Download: Associate/Vendor Member Application
Please send your completed application and payment to NJSBCA, PO Box 304, Somerville, NJ 08876.
E-mail your logo information to email@example.com. Your customers will appreciate your dedication to their success!
Contractor Members – JOIN NOW!
Together, we will develop and refine the path to providing safe, reliable and cost effective student transportation services through responsible school bus contractors.
Download: Contractor Member Application
Letter to Returning and New Members
Dear Returning and New Members,
It is that time of the year to join your New Jersey School Bus Contractors Association. Please be sure to complete the membership application and remit your dues so we can continue to work on your behalf.
On the legislative front, working together with our lobbyist firm, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc. we have successfully encouraged the legislature to unanimously pass S-1697/A-128 a fuel tax exemption for school buses. Governor Murphy did not sign the bill into law and it was sent back for changes. It is being re-worked by the House and Assembly as they recognize that lower operating costs will result in a lower cost of service to our customers.
Many other safety laws and bills have been in the news and we are constantly updating our website www.njschoolbus.com with new legislation as it comes into effect and affects our businesses. Due to this ever changing environment, there has been no more important time than now to join and be a part of the NJSBCA. It is important that we as an Association keep informed and have an active presence. Your membership is vital. Your participation within the Association is even more important; become involved on committees and attend meetings. Please be sure to send in your Membership information immediately! There are legislative concerns on the state as well as on the national level that we as an Association need to be heard on. Please be actively involved!
There will be a Spring Conference with more details forthcoming. In the meantime, please watch our website for legislative updates, vital school bus news and Association updates.
The NJSBCA will be participating at the NJ School Transportation Supervisors (NJSTS) conference March 28-29th. We will have a display table and all members are invited to attend the trade show portion of the conference on March 28 at no charge. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with school district officials in a relaxed environment and all members are encouraged to go (pre-registration is required).
The Association has hired Evie Wills to serve as the Administrator of the NJSBCA. Since January, she has been working closely with the leadership team updating our membership materials, consulting with NSTA on how to make our Association even stronger, and focusing on ways to keep our Association moving forward.
Finally, we are working on increasing our membership with Contractors and Affiliates/Vendors. Please encourage fellow contractors to join and support vendors that are members of our Association by doing business with them!
Eric K. Raphael President, NJSBCA