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The Way Forward: ABA's Resources for Recovery


The COVID-19 pandemic crippled the bus industry within days. At first no one wanted to travel and risk getting ill and then it quickly became no one was allowed to travel because of state and local restrictions to help flatten the curve. Nearly 3,000 motorcoach companies and 36,000 buses were brought to a standstill.

After nearly four months of waiting for the United States to open again, the industry needs to be ready to welcome back passengers. Those passengers who want to travel again need assurance they are traveling safely, not just with good driving and safe vehicles, but now with clean, disinfected vehicles so their chance of catching COVID-19 is minimal.

Safety has always been our industry’s number one priority. We are the safest and greenest mode of transportation.

ABA brought together a Task Force of industry peers to discuss sample protocols for the industry when buses are running again. This document covers Employee Protections, Bus Maintenance and Cleaning, Remote Travel Protocols, Emergency Evacuation Protocols, Customer Care, and Public Relations.

The Motorcoach Industry’s Sample Policies for Post-Pandemic Cleanliness and Safety Protocols Report

The Motorcoach Industry’s Sample Policies for Post-Pandemic Cleanliness and Safety Protocols Fact Sheets


ABA thanks the following members for their guidance and recommendations, which helped shape the way forward for the industry to be successful in a post-pandemic world.

Don DeVivo, DATTCO, Inc.

Terry Fischer, Transportation Charter Service

Doug Anderson, Anderson Coach & Travel

Louis Hotard, ABC Companies

Roman Cornell, ABC Companies

Pete Borowsky, Starr Bus Charters & Tours

Jeff Goldwasser, Amaya Astron Seating

Mike McDonal, Saucon Technologies

John Meier, Badger Bus

Luke Busskohl, Arrow Stage Lines

Jeff Shanker, Black Tie Transportation and Bus Charters

Buddy Young, Capitol Bus Lines, Inc.

Eddie Serrano, Empire Coach Line

Pam Martinez, DATTCO, Inc

Ben Blunt, Concord Coach Lines

Jeff Gagne, Prevost

Tom JeBran, Trans-Bridge Lines

Patrick Dean, Dean Trailways

Brent Danielson, MCI

Stephanie Brooks, Globus Family of Brands

Al Smith, Greyhound

Dave Bolen, Academy