9/11 Museum to open; ABA highlights guidelines for motorcoach visits
On May 21, New York City will open its newest museum and one that will be visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year. It’s the museum honoring the 2,996 men and women who were killed on September 11, 2001. They include the victims on the two airplanes that destroyed the two World Trade Center Towers, those on the plane that hit the Pentagon and people on the flight that crashed in Shanksville, PA.
The Museum’s designers say artifacts associated with the events of 9/11 will be on display, and the museum also presents stories of loss and recovery. The New York Times says the 9/11 Museum is a “gut-punch experience” that shows the devastation, courage and overwhelming sadness of that awful day and the weeks and months after.
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The American Bus Association expects that motorcoach travel into already busy New York will only increase because of the new museum. The City of New York and the museum have very specific, detailed rules concerning bus operations and parking.
The ABA encourages motorcoach companies and their drivers that take group trips into lower Manhattan, and those that will be providing tours to the new museum, to carefully read the rules and regulations.