On May 13, Prevost and more than 800 motorcoaches from companies across the nation circled on routes around the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to give legislators a visual reminder that the industry needs federal assistance in the next aid bill. The event was organized by the American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association. A recap of the event can be viewed here.
The Washington rally culminates weeks of advocacy and education with federal policymakers on the need for aid for the motorcoach industry during these unprecedented times. Prevost team members worked together with other industry members to plan the event. Three specially decaled Prevost coaches were driven by members of the Prevost sales team, and two service vans with certified Prevost technicians were on hand and ready to address any issues while the coaches rolled through the city.
“Prevost stands with motorcoach operators asking for funding to get them through this time of extraordinary hardship. Motorcoaches are an integral part of the infrastructure of transportation throughout this great country,” says Prevost Vice President and General Manager Francois Tremblay. “Now is the time to recognize how important this industry is to the nation and earmark funding to assist this amazing and caring industry.”
Prevost also contributed to the funding of the rally via the GoFundMe support page, and says it was pleased to collaborate with the associations, motorcoach operators from across the U.S., and other bus OEMs to make this event a success.
In a press release from the company: “Above all, Prevost is deeply proud of the strong unity and professionalism within the industry, which was expressed during this event.”
Participants in the rally were invited to sign the bay door of a 2020 Prevost X3-45 coach, which is being donated to the The Museum of Bus Transportation for safekeeping and historical preservation.
To see pictures and videos from the event, visit the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness event page.
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