March is National Women’s History Month. To mark the occasion, BUSRide magazine and the American Bus Association’s Women in Buses Council compiled a trove of stories highlighting leading women in the industry. The piece, called 50 Stories From 50 States, showcases women from every state in the country who have played a key role in building the industry since the beginning, many leading their family-owned businesses today.
"The stories that follow are a testament to women who work in, lead, and support the industry. Our sincere thanks to BUSRide Magazine for giving these amazing women in the motorcoach industry a platform to share their challenges and accomplishments that have helped shape this industry," said ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso. "The stories you read here will give you an insight into what it is like to work in an industry that has been evolving for over 100 years and many of these women are part of the third, fourth, fifth generation of their family’s business. To understand that these families and companies have gone through so many challenges over the years including global conflicts, financial disasters, and pandemics like COVID-19, but they remain standing today and still moving forward. It is nothing short of amazing."
ABA also announced that it will hold its annual Capitol Hill Fly-In event, virtually for 2021, on April 14. While the economy is certainly improving with a vamp up in vaccinations, this is a critical time for the transportation industries as we all look to return to profitability. More information about getting involved is available here. All members of the industry are invited to join the event, regardless of ABA membership.