GETTING THERE: Bad News for Bus Operators

GETTING THERE: Bad News for Bus Operators
June 21, 2020

The coronavirus has put some serious hurt on the bus industry.

The American Bus Association said on Friday that estimates show “the U.S. motorcoach industry will see its economic loss reach nearly $11 billion, a 71 percent decline in annual business, despite the easing of restrictions across the country.”

ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso noted that while those numbers are improvements to earlier data, the figures show “the continued decimation of the private motorcoach industry, which has not received any financial help from Congress or the Trump Administration like other modes of transportation received in legislative relief packages passed so far.”

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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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