ABA Applauds CARES Act, Urges Work Left to Do
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."