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Save a Penguin, Take A Motorcoach

LCT Staff
Posted on September 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Bus Association (ABA) recently updated its "Save A Penguin: Take A Motorcoach" brochure, which includes the most recent data showing that buses are the greenest way to travel, and new excerpts from both the DePaul University study on intercity bus travel's revival and the Union of Concerned Scientists' study on low-carbon vacations.

The new brochure is available at no charge online. It also can be purchases as a high-gloss, FSC-certified brochure for only $1 a copy at the ABA Online Store BY LOGGING ON HERE.

“This revised ‘Penguin Packet’ brochure is fresh and lively, and includes new data from ABA Foundation studies, as well as corroboration from both the academic and scientific communities that motorcoaches are the most environmentally friendly way to travel to any destination,” said ABA President & CEO Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS.

Changes to the eight-page brochure include incorporating new ABA Foundation data from updated reports and studies, showing that motorcoaches now achieve 206.6 passenger MPG (up from 184 in the previous brochure); quoting DePaul University Professor Dr. Joseph P. Schwieterman, PhD about the revival of intercity bus travel; showcasing findings from the Union of Concerned Scientists’ study “Getting There Greener” recommending motorcoach travel; and new coach photos and photos of group tours by coach to iconic bus destinations — not to mention new photos of penguins.

The first edition of the brochure exhausted a supply of 10,000 environmentally certified printed copies, and countless online downloaded versions. It was used by ABA members and others as an education tool for school groups, by operators meeting with state Departments of Environmental Quality, National Park Service officials, and on Capitol Hill, and was cited in media ranging from Roll Call to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Source: American Bus Association

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