ABA Convenes Industry Recovery Task Force

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – announced it has launched a new task force as it works to help members with the next steps of recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.

The task force will be led by ABA Chairman Don DeVivo of DATTCO, Inc. in New Britain, Conn., and ABA Board Member Terry Fischer of Transportation Charter Services in Orange, Calif., and will be comprised of motorcoach industry safety professionals. The task force will work with other transportation industry sectors on best practices to ensure the health and safety of employees and passengers.

"There will be a new norm for the motorcoach industry when the doors open again," said DeVivo. "Everyone will need to consider all safety implications post-COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our employees and passengers."

The task force will work to develop a path forward for not only the cleanliness of motorcoaches but explore new methods and approaches that protect everyone on the bus to ensure that motorcoaches retain their essential role in a post-pandemic multi-modal world.

"We expect the end product to be a guideline that all in the industry can follow," said Fischer. "Our customers and our employees are now hyper sensitive to how quickly something can spread and it is our duty to help mitigate that."

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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