The American Bus Association (ABA) announced it has launched a new task force as it works to help motorcoach and tourism members with the next steps of recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.
The task force will be led by ABA Chairman Don DeVivo of DATTCO in New Britain, Conn., and ABA Board Member Terry Fischer of Transportation Charter Services in Orange, Calif., and will be composed of motorcoach industry safety professionals. The task force will work with other transportation industry sectors on best practices to ensure the health and safety of employees and passengers.
"There will be a new norm for the motorcoach industry when the doors open again," said DeVivo. "Everyone will need to consider all safety implications post-COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our employees and passengers."
The task force will work to develop a path forward for not only the cleanliness of motorcoaches but explore new methods and approaches that protect everyone on the bus to ensure that motorcoaches retain their essential role in a post-pandemic multi-modal world.
"We expect the end product to be a guideline that all in the industry can follow," said Fischer. "Our customers and our employees are now hyper sensitive to how quickly something can spread and it is our duty to help mitigate that."
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