[May11, 2020 – Virginia] On May 13, 2020, motorcoach companies from around the nation,including Virginia-based BestBus,will descend on Washington, DC, to spread awareness about the important issues the industry is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rally of more than one hundred motorcoach companies will take place Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., and is intended to remind government officials and the Trump administration that the private motorcoach sector, which has laid off approximately 90 percent of its workforce in recent months, is in dire need of financial assistance.
According to a recent press release from the American Bus Association, the industry is requesting more than $15 billion in grants and loans to keep motorcoach companies afloat. They’re also requesting an amendment to include them in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program.
The rally, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will start from below Three Staging areas, and pass the U.S. Capitol building and circle the National Mall.
- 1100 Anapolis Way , Woodbridge Virginia
- Audi Field
- Union Station
Beginning from above staging areas, the rally will pass the U.S. Capitol building then circle the National Mall, and is designed to illustrate how big buses and small businesses move America. Each bus participating will be decorated with informative signs about how the industry benefits America and the economy. There will be buses to represent each one of the 50 states.
The rally is the result of a partnership between two of the country’s largest motorcoach associations, the American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association, as well as independent motorcoach operators, state associations, and other key industry leaders.
The American Bus Association
Founded in 1962, the American Bus Association is the motorcoach industry’s largest and most respected voice, serving a thriving industry that provides more than 600 million passengers each year. In addition to spreading awareness and insight about the bus and motorcoach industry, they also operate the American Bus Association Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships, education, and continuing education to the motorcoach and tour industry. Learn more here about them and the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness Event.
BestBus is one of today’s leading luxury motorcoach companies, offering regular service to and from Washington, DC, Virginia, New York, and Delaware. If you want to travel in comfort and style and help today’s motorcoach industry, contact BestBus online today or call 1 (888) 888-3269.