Bus industry blocked from D.C. subway stations for inauguration

Bus industry blocked from D.C. subway stations for inauguration
Jan. 12, 2017
USA Today
Bart Jansen

The bus industry complained Thursday that a prohibition against motorcoaches and charter buses at D.C. Metro stations for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration is “extremely disappointing and unnecessary."

Peter Pantuso, the association’s CEO, said the prohibition would exacerbate congestion and security risks and frustrate travelers pouring into the city. The prohibition for Jan. 19 to 21 is a change from past policy, he said.

“The decision to prohibit motorcoach access to all Metrorail facilities, without any coordination with the industry or the traveling public, is extremely disappointing and unnecessary,” Pantuso wrote Thursday to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority CEO Paul Wiedefeld. “This also is yet another missed opportunity for WMATA to prioritize customer service.”

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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.

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Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
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