Transport Topics: Proposed COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill Includes $45B for Transportation

Proposed COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill Includes $45B for Transportation
Transport Topics
By Liz Carey
December 3, 2020

Part of a bipartisan, bicameral $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill would provide $45 billion for transportation.

The bill, created by the 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans who make up The Problem Solvers Caucus, would provide relief for American students, families, businesses, workers, and healthcare providers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the country.

The American Bus Association also applauded the legislation.

“We applaud those Senators and Representatives that came together to work for relief for millions of Americans and small businesses affected by COVID-19, including the private motorcoach industry,” said Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of ABA. “The motorcoach industry is on the verge of collapse without a lifeline to help it through this pandemic. Without this integral sector in America’s multi-modal transportation system, economic recovery will be impossible in the United States as communities – large and small – across the country would lose access to economical transportation.”

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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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