The American Bus Association – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – released the following statement after the Senate passed the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act".
"We applaud the United States Senate for working together to develop and pass the largest infrastructure investment in generations, for the betterment of the U.S. transportation system and the U.S. economy," said Peter Pantuso, ABA president & CEO. "This is an important step for our industry, in terms of rebuilding and maintaining the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, but we hope it’s just the first step. Our industry not only needs robust surface transportation infrastructure investment, but also help to survive the on-going effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with lawmakers for final enactment of this bipartisan bill, and for additional support to ensure our industry remains a key part of the U.S. transportation network. You can’t Build Back Better without the bus industry.”
The ABA, and its thousands of members nationwide, strongly support the bipartisan approach Congress has taken to move this critical legislation. As part of the group travel industry, motorcoach travel supports a $15 billion industry that generates a more than $100 billion economic impact for the nation’s economy, including over 2 million direct and indirect jobs. The motorcoach industry is key to the nation’s greener and more efficient transportation future by reducing congestion while continuing to serve the traveling public safely, economically and reliably.