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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

USDOT BLOG: Making Public Transit Safer During COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao on the USDOT blog. Transportation systems are always important for communities and our country, and never more so than during a crisis. That’s why so many at the U.S. Department of Transportation are working overtime to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting the U.S. […]

ABA and UMA call on Congress to act immediately on industry relief

The U.S motorcoach industry is requesting Congress put the motorcoaches back on the road by making available $10 billion in grants and $5 billion in zero percent interest rates to the motorcoach industry, ensuring these monies are available immediately and easily accessible. Second only to the U.S. airline industry, the nation’s motorcoach industry provides nearly 600 million passenger […]

Jack Allen Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Proterra; Ryan Popple Named Co-Founder and Executive Director

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy duty vehicle electrification, announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named Co-Founder and Executive Director. Proterra began planning for this transition in January and the Board voted earlier this month […]

DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “The nation’s truck drivers are on the front lines of this effort and are critical to America’s […]