GREENVILLE, Pa. (WKBN) – Anderson Coach & Travel will be taking part in a bus rally at our nation’s capital where thousands of charter buses are demanding federal aid.
Anderson wants to participate, hoping Congress and the White House see the importance of the industry and extend economic relief.
The bus industry has been left out of previous aid packages. Airlines, Amtrak and others have received money.
There are 3,000 motorcoach companies across the United States. Anderson laid off nearly all of its employees last month as many of its trips were canceled.
The industry is requesting $15 billion in grants and loans in the next stimulus package.
“We anticipate that when we do have the opportunity to serve the customers again, we’ll probably be operating at 50% capacity or less,” said Doug Anderson, the president of Anderson Motorcoach.
Close to 3,000 motorcoach companies are at Wednesday’s rally.
Thousands of charter buses are in Washington D.C.