ABA Members Monitor Northeast Corridor Travel Situation and Offer Assistance

ABA members monitor Northeast Corridor travel situation, offer assistance following Amtrak derailment (May 13, 2015)

Following a major Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia Tuesday night, the American Bus Association is reaching out to its motorcoach members that operate daily scheduled service in the Northeast Corridor between New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Several ABA-member companies say they are considering adding additional buses based on expected demand and the amount of time it could take to remove the damaged train and repair the tracks in Philadelphia.

ABA has been in touch with Amtrak. The railroad says it will let ABA know its needs as soon as possible to assist passengers who have been impacted by this accident.

Transportation safety is the highest priority of ABA and its members. We offer our condolences to the passengers who were injured and to the families of the people who died in this accident.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

Contact

Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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