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ABA Applauds the Congress on Relief, But They Missed the Bus

The American Bus Association (ABA) – an industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism — applauds Congress for agreeing to a third COVID-19 economic relief package, but say they missed the bus. In a statement, ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso said: “We appreciate the Congress and the Administration coming together to continue […]

MCTS to Suspend Fare Collection Beginning Saturday, March 28

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is announcing additional steps it is taking to help protect employees and the general public during the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Bus drivers are committed to keeping the system running, and the community needs to commit to keeping bus drivers safe and healthy so that they can do […]

CARES Act Provides $25 Billion for Public Transit

APTA Legislative Update — March 26, 2020 Yesterday, Congress announced a bipartisan agreement on a third legislative package to respond to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Last night, the Senate passed the bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) unanimously, by a vote of 96-0. The House of […]

TWU Applauds House Passage of Coronavirus Legislation

CARES Act protects frontline workforce, reimburses transit agencies, and expands unemployment assistance to affected workers The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) applauds the passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) by the House of Representatives, and strongly urges the President to sign the bill into law as […]

BestDrive Keeps Stores Open with Normal Hours To Support Essential Fleets and Roadside Service

BestDrive, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, is open with standard operating hours during the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential partner for critical transportation needs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a guidance list issued of essential critical infrastructure workers on March […]

DOT Announces Deadline Extension for FTA Competitive Grant Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao recently announced, during a transit industry briefing, that deadlines for several Federal Transit Administration (FTA) competitive grant programs will be extended for 30 days amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We understand that many transit agencies are experiencing disruptions to normal operating procedures and, as a result, some potential applicants […]

Senate deal provides $25 billion lifeline to public transportation

After news of the Senate’s tentative agreement on a $2 trillion stabilization package that included $25 billion in emergency operating assistance for transit, Beth Osborne, director of Transportation for America, released this statement: “Public transit provides essential service for millions of Americans each day. When this deal is finalized, Congress will have provided a major lifeline […]

A Message from ABA President Peter Pantuso – We Need Your Help

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues: These continue to be troubling times to say the least. I am talking to many of you every day and I understand your angst as well as the concerns about your business and your industry overall. I wanted to reiterate that ABA is here to provide any assistance and information […]

MCI shares letter with customers during COVID-19 crisis

Dear Valued Customer, We are writing to you to ensure we are communicating on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact to our industry. This is an unprecedented time for all of us and our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare […]

ABC Companies addresses its customers in the wake of COVID-19

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact continue to evolve and develop, ABC Companies remains focused on the health and safety of our employees and our communities, as well as our commitment to our customers. We recognize the important role our locations and staff play in servicing your businesses throughout North America, and we want […]