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ON THE
ROAD | INSIDE SCOOP
It's Been a Long Summer

A

s I write this in mid-August, Congress and representatives' offices. Other members have reached
out specifically to have face-to-face Zoom meetings
the White House are trying to figure out
with senators and congressmen to ensure the message
the details of the next, and probably the
was heard loud and clear. Companies who had not
last, economic stimulus package. At ABA,
been historically active even hired their own lobbying
we are working night and day to try and ensure that
motorcoach companies get dedicated funding while all team to add support to the overall efforts, and some
members have been relentless in reaching out to
members have access to additional funding programs,
their fellow operators to make certain that they were
including a second round of Paycheck Protection
fully engaged.
Program funding and other possible federal programs.
I cannot tell you today if this will lead to success.
When we started these lobbying efforts in March, it
Congress seems to be tone-deaf to the motorcoach and
was primarily the ABA staff and representatives from
group tour industry, while they have
three lobbying firms working on this
already thrown $50 billion in bailout
issue. Each Tuesday and Thursday
You must be in touch money to the airlines and are talking
we hold calls with every association,
lobbying firm, and member company with your members of about more.
What I can confirm, win or lose, is
with lobbyists who are all working
Congress on a regular
that this industry is united. Everyone
on behalf of our industry to achieve
basis, not just when
is working hard and committed to
success. The number of participants
you
need something. success. I also see this as the first step
on those calls now totals 42 and
in getting the industry's voice before
includes lobbyists from seven other
Congress continuously in the future.
organizations, three associations,
To learn why you must be in touch with your members
and representatives from one of the transportation
of Congress on a regular basis and not just when you
unions that is also working on our behalf.
need something, see "Friends in High Places," on page
To anyone who asks how it's going, I would compare
22. If we keep up even half of the momentum that the
it to a football team who is trying to get from its own
industry has generated over these past several months,
1-yard line to the other end of the field by moving an
we will never be in this position of having to first eduinch at a time. Some days, when we can pull some key
cate Congress about who we are when we need them,
congressmen onto our legislation as sponsors, it is like
and victory will always be in sight.
gaining a few feet. When we were able to get a recent
story on CNBC news about how decimated the industry is-and how 25 to 40 percent of the companies
may not make it without some federal assistance-it
was like getting a first down because that story can be
Sincerely,
disseminated throughout Capitol Hill.
Much of our progress has been because of the efforts
that so many members and nonmembers have put into
this fight. There are many companies who had never
written their members of Congress before, yet they
PETER J. PANTUSO, CTIS
took the time to send letters and encouraged their
President & CEO
employees to all do the same. Member companies
Follow Pete on Twitter at @PantusoPeter
have made countless calls to their senators' and
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