TransportTopics: Trump Softens Position Toward Closing US-Mexico Border

Trump Softens Position Toward Closing US-Mexico Border
Transport Topics
Dan Ronan
April 3, 2019

President Donald Trump on April 4 said he will delay closing the U.S.-Mexico border for one year, just days after it was announced he would seal the southern border as early as this week.


A possible border closure also is being closely watched by the motorcoach industry, as hundreds of buses a week cross between the two countries. “We are concerned that if the U.S.-Mexico border closes it will not only have economic consequences from the amount of goods and services moving between the countries that will come to a halt, but keeping loved ones from visiting one another or people who work over the border on each side from going to work will have a devastating impact,” American Bus Association CEO Peter Pantuso said. “Legitimate travel across the border between our two countries should not suffer from political infighting.”

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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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