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ABA Says Industry Will Lose $8 Billion during Next Five Months

The American Bus Association (ABA) — a leading organization representing the motorcoach industry in North America, as well as the group travel industry — now estimates that the U.S. motorcoach industry will lose nearly $8 billion during the next five months. This impact on the industry is a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These […]

Three RTA Employees Undergo Testing for Coronavirus; All Under Quarantine

Update March 17:  Two RTA Employees Test Negative for COVID-19; Third has no symptoms but remains under quarantine RTA employees who were asked to quarantine pending COVID-19 evaluation do NOT have the coronavirus. The third employee never exhibited any symptoms but will continue with the 14-day quarantine. The employees were notified earlier this week by […]

DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a 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. This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief and follows President Trump issuing of a national emergency […]

North Texas Transit Agencies Expand Safety Protocols Around Coronavirus Concerns

North Texas public transit agencies have aggressively expanded agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) all remain in close contact with local, state and national health authorities, including the […]

NoviSign Digital Signage Releases New Hand Sanitizer Kiosks to Combat Coronavirus

In a world of viruses and bacteria, NoviSign launches new specially designed digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. NoviSign Digital Signage introduces a new line of sleek freestanding and wall mountable hand sanitizing digital kiosks. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a […]

DOT Announces $20.3 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation Access

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced about $20.3 million in grant selections through the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) program. IMI supports projects that use innovative technologies and processes to improve access to public transportation, increase public transportation efficiency, and enhance the overall rider experience. Twenty-five projects in 23 states will receive funding […]

UMA Statement on COVID-19

Dear UMA Member, We have already talked with many of you and realize the enormous impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on your business. To recap, the following actions are underway: Contacting Congress and the many federal agencies (SBA, FMCSA, TSA, CDC, FTA) that impact your business, and seeking immediate financial relief. Deferring our Industry Legislative Fly-in until […]

ABA Statement: Don’t Ignore a Major Strategic Part of the Transportation Industry

The American Bus Association (ABA) — an industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism — is asking Congress and the Trump Administration to not ignore the movers of America: the motorcoach and bus industry. In a statement, ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso said: “The private bus and motorcoach industry has often been […]

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority adds 9 new MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., recently completed delivery of nine MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches to Ohio’s largest transit agency, Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). RTA has added the nine D4500 Commuter Coaches to its Park-N-Ride fleet, operating on RTA’s three direct routes to downtown Cleveland. RTA said the […]

ABA site advises Coronavirus best practices

  The American Bus Association (ABA) has built a comprehensive page on the association’s website on the Coronavirus for members and industry professionals. It includes information on how to handle the virus and government resources as well as ABA’s current actions, such as writing a letter to the president, Congress, Testimony on the Small Business […]