Motorcoach, Tour & Travel Industry Issues

Our team is always WORKING FOR YOU on any legislative and regulatory policy matters that effect your business, at all times. Below is a “policy priority” chart, to assist with identifying what policy issues are “hot” at the moment, and where we can use YOUR HELP. We also want to ensure you have access to the timeliest information, in a “one-stop” format. By clicking on each policy issue link, you will find all you need to take action on an issue or just stay up-to-date, as the links will include access to such things as member alerts, rulemaking documents, rulemaking comments or templates, notices of ABA industry calls, etc. Let us know how we can further improve your experience at abainfo@buses.org.

Below is the policy priority chart:

ABA Issue Monitoring Key
  Monitoring, Long Term Action
  No Action Today, Working On It
  Take Action Now!

Federal Mask Mandate  

The Biden Administration, along with the CDC and TSA, have federally mandated that any passenger on publicly accessible transportation must wear a mask. This mandate includes motorcoaches, taxis, ride-sharing vehicles. More

CERTS Grants 

Find out what ABA is doing to help our industry grapple with the COVID-19. The Treasury Department has recently released guidance on the $2 billion CERTS Grant Program. A short 4 week window is expected to open soon, find out what you need to be prepared. More.

National Park Service Fees     ★★

The National Park Service (NPS) manages all national parks, many national monuments and other conservation and historical properties with more than 400 properties in total. The NPS plans to increase fees for bus and tour operators up to 1000 percent.  More

Infrastructure      ★★★

In the next Congress legislators will look to sustain the Highway Trust Fund as a long-term funding mechanism through increased taxation and or new user fees.  More

Motorcoach Security    

Very little federal funding has been expended to protect Americans traveling on the nearly 605 million passenger trips provided by the private intercity bus industry, while billions has been provided to public transit and Amtrak. We need more funding  More