TBN: Congress Misses Bus on Motorcoach Relief

Congress Misses Bus on Motorcoach Relief
The Brunswick News
Mary Starr
April 28, 2020

All sectors of the travel industry have been affected by the shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly all, that is. One particular niche, the motorcoach industry, a segment of which is also known as the travel and tour industry, has been overlooked, even by the U.S. Congress, which has failed to grant relief to the industry in its recently passed economic relief packages.

“Congress missed the bus,” said Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association. “They completely ignored the motorcoach industry – the movers of America – while every other form of passenger transportation, i.e. airlines, Amtrak and transit have received more than $50 billion to save these industries …”

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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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