River Cities’ Reader:ABA Says Adding Funds to Small-Business Administration Program is Not Enough

The American Bus Association (ABA) Says Adding Funds to Small-Business Administration Program is Not Enough
River Cities' Reader
April 24, 2020

"As we expected the original money earmarked for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program ran out quickly and the government has to replenish it to help small businesses," said Pantuso. "We support this legislation and every bit the government does to help businesses stay afloat during these dark times. However, we also know that whatever money was put in to replenish has already been spent as the program was over-subscribed with small businesses in desperate need of help. Unfortunately, adding more money to this program still does not help the private motorcoach industry or all of the group-travel industry. The motorcoach industry needs $15 billion in grants and loans to ensure that our 3,000 independent, family owned businesses survive this pandemic until Americans can travel again."

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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.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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