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10/06/2020

 


 Transportation, Vessel Industries Keep Urging CERTS Act Passage

 


    From Metro:

Leading associations in the U.S. motorcoach, school bus, and domestic passenger vessel industries are continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation to provide financial relief after they have struggled with furloughs and layoffs of about 308,000 employees due to COVID-19.

The American Bus Association (ABA), United Motorcoach Association (UMA), National School Transportation Association (NSTA), and Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) are calling for Congress to include the bipartisan CERTS Act (S 4150/HR 7642) as part of any COVID-19 stimulus package, according to a news release from the associations.

As previously reported, more than 30 associations came together to urge Congressional leaders to support the legislation in July.

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Leading associations in the U.S. motorcoach, school bus, and domestic passenger vessel industries are continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation to provide financial relief after they have struggled with furloughs and layoffs of about 308,000 employees due to COVID-19.

   
 

 
 Private bus and vessel industries furlough 308,000 employees due to pandemic
 

The U.S. private motorcoach, school bus and domestic passenger vessel industries have collectively furloughed or laid off an estimated 308,000 employee jobs over the last eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. private motorcoach, school bus and domestic passenger vessel industries have collectively furloughed or laid off an estimated 308,000 employee jobs over the last eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Bus Association (ABA), United Motorcoach Association (UMA), National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) urge Congress to include the bipartisan CERTS Act (S 4150/HR 7642) as part of any COVID-19 stimulus package.

These industries are critical to the overall transportation network and have suffered unprecedented and catastrophic economic losses over the past eight months due to the drastic declines in job commuting, group travel and school closures. Unlike other modes of transportation, such as airlines, rail and public transit, these transportation industries have not received direct economic relief to date, putting them in peril. Many companies have already shuttered and many more are on the brink of closing their doors forever.

"Collectively our industries have put together a powerful coalition, with deep grassroots support, and even during these heavily partisan times, have accomplished something extraordinary: better than 50% support for the CERTS Act in Congress," said Larry Killingsworth, UMA President and CEO. "Immediate action is needed to save American jobs; and in the spirit of bipartisanship, UMA is urging Congress to please include the CERTS Act in any economic relief measure."

Background

Prior to COVID-19, the three industries collectively employed over 460,000 trained and experienced employees to deliver their passengers safely to and from their destinations. The 308,000 drivers, captains, deck hands and mechanics that have been furloughed deserve relief as much as pilots, flight attendants, airplane mechanics, rail engineers and public transit workers that have already received at least some form of direct support enabling them to keep their jobs over the same time period.

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  EPA Offering Over $10M in Diesel Emission Reduction Rebates

 

 

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

The Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program is now making more rebate funding available for school bus replacement.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that over $10 million is available to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of aging diesel school buses with new school buses that meet the EPA's cleanest emission standards, according to the EPA website. The agency will award selected applicants $20,000 to $65,000 per bus for scrapping and replacement depending on the fuel type of the replacement bus.

School districts with fleets with up to 100 school buses may submit one application listing up to 10 buses for scrappage and replacement, and fleets with more than 100 school buses may submit up to two applications, listing on each up to 10 buses for scrappage and replacement.

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The Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program is now making more rebate funding available for school bus replacement.

 

 

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