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07/14/2020

 


  Motorcoach, School Bus Associations Come Together to Urge Congress to Pass CERTS Act
 

In a letter from multiple industries critical to the U.S. national transportation network, the group stated that the CERTS Act provides much needed grant and economic assistance to transportation industries overlooked in previously enacted COVID-19 economic relief packages.

From Metro:

More than 30 associations came together to urge Congressional leaders to support the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act (CERTS Act), introduced jointly by Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). In a letter from multiple industries critical to the U.S. national transportation network, the group stated that the CERTS Act (S.4150) provides much needed grant and economic assistance to transportation industries overlooked in previously enacted COVID-19 economic relief packages.

The letter signed by Peter Pantuso of the American Bus Association, Larry Killingsworth of the United Motorcoach Association, John Groundwater of the Passenger Vessel Association, Curt Macysyn of the National School Transportation Association, and John Costa of the Amalgamated Transit Union states:

"The U.S. private motorcoach, school bus, and domestic passenger vessel industries have suffered unprecedented economic losses and furloughed hundreds of thousands of employees over the past four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the nature of their operations, most businesses and workers in these sectors are not likely to resume any time soon or only in a severely reduced capacity. Unlike other modes of transportation, such as airlines, rail, and public transit, these transportation industries have not received direct economic relief to date, placing them in a perilous position, with many on the brink of closing their doors forever."...

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  American Seating adds antimicrobial coating to products


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

American Seating is now applying antimicrobial coating to all high-touch surfaces of its seating and securement solutions.

The seating manufacturer has selected Aegis Microbe Shield, an EPA-registered surface coating that provides an invisible barrier to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, with continuous protection for one year. Aegis bonds to the surface and creates an environment that prevents organisms from attaching and thriving on treated surfaces. The coating treatment will be applied to American Seating products prior to shipment.

"With the many challenges that transit authorities face today, we're focused on doing our part to help protect the health and safety of riders on American Seating-outfitted transit vehicles," American Seating Director of Marketing Doug Oswald said in a statement.

For reapplication or application to existing transit vehicles, American Seating also is offering five-gallon containers of ready-to-use Aegis Microbe Shield.

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American Seating is now applying antimicrobial coating to all high-touch surfaces of its seating and securement solutions.

 

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  Arizona Association Virtual Conference: ‘Zoom’-ing Through 2020
   
  
     From School Bus Fleet:

Every June, Arizona student transportation experts look forward to attending the annual summer conference presented by the Transportation Administrators of Arizona (TAA). The organization proudly hosts a four-day conference in beautiful Flagstaff, featuring a robust and diverse offering of student transportation experts and topics. There are opportunities for learning, collaboration, getting industry updates, role play drills, keynote presentations, and lots of fun and networking in between.

Our current TAA board of directors collectively represents more than 70 years of TAA membership and our organization has over 300 members from all areas of the state. They are committed and excited to attend the conference each year because it provides instrumental material, tools, and updates, and offers invaluable collaboration among industry colleagues.

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The Transportation Administrators of Arizona went virtual this year for its annual conference, holding breakout sessions, a keynote message, and a trade show via Zoom.
 
The Transportation Administrators of Arizona went virtual this year for its annual conference, holding breakout sessions, a keynote message, and a trade show via Zoom.

 

 

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