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ABA Takes Motorcoach, Travel/Tourism Issues to Capitol Hill

Posted on May 3, 2017

(Creative Commons photo by K3nna via Flickr.com)
(Creative Commons photo by K3nna via Flickr.com)
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Bus Association (ABA), the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel, will kick off its annual Capitol Hill Fly-in on May 4 to provide ABA members an opportunity to meet with their elected legislative officials and staff to discuss the important issues facing the motorcoach, travel, and tourism industries today.

"With a new administration and Congress, the Fly-In presents an important opportunity for ABA members to meet personally with their elected representatives and staff about their businesses, the industry, and the impact our industry has on local and national economies,” said ABA President and CEO Peter J. Pantuso. “As Congress considers legislation that may influence how their business will be regulated, it’s critical our members’ voices be heard.”

The Fly-in will kick off with an address from Reps. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), member of the Appropriations Committee; Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, providing an opportunity to engage with the Congressmen on issues important to the motorcoach, tour, and travel industry.

Following the morning briefing, Fly-In participants will meet with members’ offices from both the House of Representatives and Senate. At these meetings, Fly-In participants will discuss critical issues, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s lease and interchange rule and bus security grant funding and encourage members to support a robust infrastructure package and tax reform.

Watch ABA Capitol Hill Fly-in Kick Off Action Video

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. Information: www.buses.org

Related LCT article: 2016 ABA Fly-In Event

Related Topics: American Bus Association, charter and tour operators, Day On the Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, federal regulations, industry politics, legislation, lobbying, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, Peter Pantuso

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