The American Bus Association (ABA) invites every member of the motorcoach industry to participate in its annual Capitol Hill Fly-In event, which is scheduled for April 14. Although this year’s Fly-In might be a little different as it’s being held virtually—bringing Capitol Hill to you!—the mission of the day remains unchanged. More than ever, associations have been keeping the industry in the minds of local and federal representatives to ensure that the issues we’re facing (pandemic or not) aren’t overlooked, and that is the explicit goal of ABA’s event.
ABA seeks to keep the momentum going through the 2021 recovery with a robust agenda for the daylong activities. Recently, ABA released its current lineup of speakers, which includes Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Acting FMCSA Administrator Meera Joshi, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), and Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.). Senators Collins and Reed were among the first to champion economic relief for the industry by introducing the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, which was passed in late 2020 as part of President Trump’s last stimulus/recovery plan. More recently, Collins and Reed led a bipartisan group of 30 Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to quickly implement CERTS funding as operators await the opening of the application process.
Registration is open to all members of the industry.
To register or get more information about the schedule or speakers, click here.