Chauffeur Driven: ABA Applauds CARES Act, Urges Work Left to Do

ABA Applauds CARES Act, Urges Work Left to Do
Chauffeur Driven
March 31, 2020

The American Bus Association (ABA) applauded Congress for agreeing to a third COVID-19 economic relief package known as the CARES Act, but feels they missed the bus—literally.

ABA President Peter Pantuso

In a statement from ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso: “We appreciate the Congress and the Administration coming together to continue to help small businesses during this time of crisis. Of the 3,000 bus and motorcoach companies in the United States, 90 percent are small, family-owned business who have had to close their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. ... ABA’s nearly 3,000 travel and tour members are mostly small businesses and many of the 2 million people who work in group travel industry are also are unemployed and the U.S. economy will lose $237 billion in economic value generated by the industry."

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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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