America’s Motorcoach Industry Moves on DC to Spread Awareness
[May 11, 2020 – Washington, DC] DC Trails and more than 100 motorcoach companies from around the United States will descend on Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 13 to spread awareness of issues the industry is facing in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rally, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will start from below Three Staging areas, and pass the U.S. Capitol building and circle the National Mall.
- 1100 Anapolis Way , Woodbridge Virginia
- Audi Field
- Union Station
Each participating bus and motorcoach will be decorated with facts and informative signs about the industry and how it benefits America and the economy. There will be motorcoaches from every state in the country.
According to a press release from the American Bus Association (AMA), the rally is intended to remind government officials and the Trump administration that the private motorcoach sector is in dire need of financial assistance.
“[The motorcoach industry] has laid off approximately 90 percent of its workforce in recent months,” the AMA stated.
The industry is rallying to request that the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program be amended to include it. It’s also asking for more than $15 billion in grants and loans to help the industry stay afloat.
The Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness Event, as it’s being called, is the culmination of a partnership between the AMA and United Motorcoach Association, the country’s two largest advocacy organizations. Independent motorcoach operators, state associations, and other key industry leaders will also be involved.
The American Bus Association
Founded in 1962, the American Bus Association is the motorcoach industry’s largest and most respected voice, serving a thriving industry that provides more than 600 million passengers each year. In addition to spreading awareness and insight about the bus and motorcoach industry, they also operate the American Bus Association Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships, education, and continuing education to the motorcoach and tour industry. Learn more here about them and the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness Event.
DC Trails is one of the leading Washington, DC, charter and tour bus agencies in operation today. With more than 66 state-of-the-art motorcoaches, it serves not only Washington, DC but also the Maryland and Virginia areas, as well as the entire continental United States. To learn more about their service options, contact them online today, or call (703) 360-2800.