All 50 States: – Over the course of the next five days, hundreds of motorcoach drivers from all 50 states will depart for a "rolling rally" in Washington, DC on May 13, 2020. Once in Washington, they will demonstrate by encircling the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness and remind Members of Congress and the Trump Administration that the industry – which has laid off or furloughed more than 90 percent of its workforce nationally in the wake of COVID-19 – needs federal assistance.
Drivers are planning their trips and departing from cities and towns across America over the next several days to make their trip to Washington. Over 400 Drivers are available for interviews with local news outlets in nearly every media markets across the country.
"Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness" is a joint event between the American Bus Association, the United Motorcoach Association and hundreds of bus companies and small businesses.
Driver Interviews available ahead of DC departure
Friday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 12
Motorcoach drivers representing all 50 U.S. States
In their home town or city / and from the road via teleconference
- Media availability all times leading up to the rally. Interview in person or via teleconference.
- 400+ Drivers available in most cities across America, prior to departure and from the road.
About the Motorcoach Industry:
Companies: nearly 3,000, the majority are family owned, small businesses.
Employees: nearly 100,000. Workforce includes owners, drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and repair, safety, cleaning crew, finance, administrative personnel, etc.
Buses Sitting Idle: nearly 36,000
Annual Passenger Trips: nearly 600 million, which is in line with domestic airlines' trips.
More information available at www.busesmoveamerica.com.
The Role of Motorcoaches:
Connecting cities; connecting rural areas to urban centers, serving as the only means of intercity transportation in many parts of America; serving workers in every part of the country including commuters in urban environments and business campuses, mines, oilfield workers, etc.; serving the security and strategic needs of the country by moving troops and taking people out of harm's way during hurricanes; connecting families and friends; bringing travelers to tourist destinations and generating more than $237 billion in transportation, travel and tourism revenue.
Contact to Arrange Driver Interviews in Person or via Teleconference
Roger Chapin, Align Public Stategies
Cell: (407) 497-4844
Carson Chandler, Align Public Stategies
Cell: (561) 315-6409
/PRNewswire/ -- May 7, 2020/
SOURCE Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness