ABA – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – released the following statement after the release of details of the Senate infrastructure bill.
"We thank the Group of 10 Senators who negotiated the bill with the Administration for the betterment of the U.S. transportation system that is in desperate need of remarkable regeneration," said Peter Pantuso, ABA president & CEO. "America's private motorcoach industry wants to support Congress as it works to create a safe and innovative system for all transportation systems."
The ABA, and its thousands of members nationwide, stand ready to help Congress and the Biden Administration come together to pass a desperately needed infrastructure package that will help the motorcoach, tour and travel industries. As part of the group travel industry, motorcoach travel is a $15 billion industry but has over $100 billion economic impact on the nation’s economy and supports 100,000 jobs direct jobs and more than 2 million additional jobs. While the motorcoach industry has been devastated as a result of COVID-19, a robust infrastructure plan that restores confidence to the traveling public, reduces congestion and enhances safety, is essential to our long-term recovery.