Morning Call: Even with Coronavirus Stimulus, Lehigh Valley Tourism, Transportation Struggle to Make

Even with Coronavirus Stimulus, Lehigh Valley Tourism, Transportation Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Morning Call
Tom Shortell
April 17, 2020

Peter Pantuso, executive director of the ABA, said payroll support and low-interest loans are no help for bus companies such as Trans-Bridge. With few customers to transport, companies can’t turn a profit between the costs of fuel, insurance, leasing garage space, maintaining their fleet and paying off equipment, even if there’s help with payroll. “Congress seemed to be completely tone-deaf to the plight and peril of the motorcoach companies. They completely missed the bus and left us out for designated funding,” Pantuso said.

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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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