Delaware Express Joins America's Motorcoach Instrustry for ''Rolling Rally'' in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday May 13, 2020

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May 07, 2020
On May 13, 2020 Delaware Express will join hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol and National Mall in Washington, D.C.
 
“Like many local small businesses, my operations have been absolutely devastated by the coronavirus. My buses sit idling while my employees remain at home. We all want to be back on the road, bringing people from point A to point B while serving our communities again. Without help from the federal government, I fear our buses may never return to the road and our passengers will be stranded without access to the nation’s transportation system,” said Gerry Frenze, President & CEO of Delaware Express.  “I look forward to joining hundreds of my fellow motorcoach operators in Washington to showcase the strength in numbers of our industry and the positive benefits we provide to every community in America.” 
 
The “Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness” is a joint event between the American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association. This is a positive event showcasing how big buses and small businesses move America. Buses will be decorated with informative signs about the motorcoach industry including: the groups they serve, the economic impact they make and the people they employ.
 
Motorcoach operators are seeking to 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. The motorcoach industry has requested $15 billion in federal grants and loan guarantees and modifications to Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program.
 
About the USA 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.


About Delaware Express:
SERVING THE COMMUNITY for 36 years!
Since 1984, Delaware Express has offered convenient transportation services to area business and leisure travelers, families and groups. With more than 100 dedicated chauffeurs, supported by professional dispatch, safety, customer service and maintenance teams, Delaware Express is the largest and most trusted ground transportation provider in the State of Delaware and surrounding area.
 
 
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