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Trans-Bridge Lines Joins America’s Motorcoach Industry for “Rolling Rally” In Washington, D.C.

On May 13, 2020, Trans-Bridge Lines will join hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol and National Mall in Washington, D.C. “Like many local small businesses, our operation has been absolutely devastated by the coronavirus. Our buses sit idle, while our employees remain at home. We […]

America’s Motorcoach Industry Descends on Washington

“Rolling Rally” around National Mall & U.S. Capital on Wednesday, May 13 On May 13, 2020 hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country will come together for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol to remind Members of Congress and the Trump Administration that the industry – which has laid off or furloughed more […]

New FTA Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19 Now Available

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide guidance to the public transportation industry in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, FTA posted 13 new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding COVID-19 on its website that cover Administrative Relief, Civil Rights, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic […]

BLOG: Thinking Out Loud

By Michael J. Martin, Executive Director and CEO National Association for Pupil Transportation     Americans mostly prefer predictability in their lives. However, as we’re seeing these days, change is inevitable. Heretofore, the pace of change was mostly gradual.  These days, it’s warp speed.  It seems hardly a day passes without hearing about some new […]

Send your coaches to UMA/ABA rolling rally in Washington, D.C. on May 13

UPDATE FROM UMA: Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness Rally has been POSTPONED until Congress is Back in Session Because the House is not coming back next week, ABA and UMA have made the call to POSTPONE the May 6 Rally until May 13. We are inviting our members to travel in a coach (or coaches) and […]

Motorcoach industry gains attention of key Congressional leaders

On Friday, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) requested that the Department of Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve consider providing at least $5 billion in loans to over-the-road bus carriers. The Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the U.S. […]

New ABA report details impact of COVID-19 on the motorcoach industry

The American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation released a report today that showcases the effect COVID-19 is having on the U.S. motorcoach industry – an essential sector in the transportation industry. Nearly the entire industry is currently shut down in every corner of the country.  Most charter and tour companies have closed their doors, commuter operations have mostly […]

Mountain Line learns of onboard COVID-19 exposure

Mountain Line Transit Authority has learned of COVID-19 contact on a bus. Employees and passengers who may have come into contact and have potential exposure have been identified and are working with the Monongalia County Health Department to take the necessary steps to test, isolate and trace potential additional contacts. One Mountain Line employee has […]

DARTzoom: A New Bus Network for the Future of North Texas

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is designing a new bus network to better serve the residents of North Texas, both now and in the future. Transit riders, employers, stakeholders and community leaders will be surveyed by DART about a new system that works best for their needs through a series of webinars and town hall […]

FTA provides greater flexibility for transit agencies to meet Safety Plan requirements

In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that it will give transit agencies more time to meet the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation. “We understand that many transit agencies are experiencing disruptions to normal operating procedures during the COVID-19 public health emergency […]