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04/28/2020

 


  Rollling Rally - May 6, 2020 - Washington, DC- UMA/ABA Members


The ABA and UMA have combined resources to orchestrate this once-in-a-lifetime event designed to get our industry back on the road. We are inviting our members to travel in a coach (or coaches) and roll through Washington on May 6 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness

From the ABA and UMA:

The ABA and UMA have combined resources to orchestrate this once-in-a-lifetime event designed to get our industry back on the road. We are inviting our members to travel in a coach (or coaches) and roll through Washington on May 6 at 10:30 a.m. ET. All coaches will carry industry messaging as we drive through our nation’s capital to raise awareness for our industry and ASK for government support in the form of $15 billion of directed funds for "over-the-road bus carriers".

Participants will travel from their states in convoys to create local, regional and then national news coverage. For members who cannot make the trip, other members will have "donor" coaches available that can represent your business and state on your behalf for a pre-determined cost and organized through the Ohio Motorcoach Association. Thanks to Bill Torres at DC Trails, we have already begun the planning and logistics to ensure we have proper permitting, routing and staging within DC.

Our current letter and email campaigns are gaining traction, however, we must act now to raise awareness of the impact our industry has on the economy, public safety and disaster relief. It is time to get your coaches rolling again.

* When: May 6 rolling out at 11:00 am eastern time
* Where: Staging and event will take place in Washington DC – route map (PDF)
* Who: All ABA and UMA members are invited to participate

Sign up and read more here:  https://www.busesmoveamerica.com/contact-congress/motorcoaches-rolling-for-awareness/

 

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  ABC Companies Focuses on Preparing Operators for Post-COVID 19 Operations


Putting effective safeguards and protocols in place designed to ensure the comfort and security of drivers and passengers will be paramount in the post-COVID environment. With the introduction of its new CLEANS (Contact Limitation & Eradication of Airborne Noxious Systems) program


  From ABC Companies:

Winter Garden, FL - As thousands of operators were forced off the roads in mid-March, ABC Companies turned its focus to shaping solutions that navigate the "how" of operating in this new reality. Putting effective safeguards and protocols in place designed to ensure the comfort and security of drivers and passengers will be paramount in the post-COVID environment. With the introduction of its new CLEANS (Contact Limitation & Eradication of Airborne Noxious Systems) program, ABC offers fleet owners a variety of products and services designed to thoroughly disinfect coaches and optimize cabin air quality while providing driver and passenger shielding and personal hygiene stations onboard fleet vehicles.

"As the economy restarts, demonstrating how operators can protect drivers and passengers will be a top priority in restoring traveler confidence", says Thom Peebles, ABC Vice President of Marketing. "The new CLEANS suite of products and services gives fleet owners the tools to think ahead and begin planning to move as quickly as possible when health professionals give us the green light to get rolling".

The new CLEANS program demonstrates the company's focus on customer needs and moreover its nimble flexibility in bringing new solutions to market quickly. ABC CLEANS offers a variety of options that can work with the widest possible range of coach brands and models currently in service, as well as new Van Hool equipment. "The immediacy of addressing customer needs and issues cannot be understated", says Roman Cornell, President and Chief Commercial Officer, ABC Companies. "Our focus is on creating viable solutions that can be easily adapted, installed and removed, but most importantly ready to go now. Ultimately, we want to get passengers onto our customer's coaches as quickly as possible, and creating an environment they feel comfortable traveling in is key," asserts Cornell.


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  Motorcoach industry gains attention of key Congressional leaders

   From United Motorcoach Association:

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) requested that the Department of Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve consider providing at least $5 billion in loans to over-the-road bus carriers.

The Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the U.S. Economy program, an existing provision in the CARES ACT allocates $454 billion to help struggling companies, such as those in the motorcoach industry.

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) requested that the Department of Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve consider providing at least $5 billion in loans to over-the-road bus carriers.

"While we’re not there yet, it is good to finally have the recognition from two prominent House Chairmen," said UMA chairman Jeff Polzien. "The industry is at a near standstill, yet the bills keep piling up."

Chairmen Neal and DeFazio emphasized that, "in the longer term if bus companies go out of business, hundreds of thousands of travelers who rely on buses to get to their jobs and reach vital services, intermodal connections and educational facilities, especially in rural America, risk losing what may be their only means of transportation. This is especially true for low-income travelers and those without cars.

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