U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member of the Committee, today sent a letter to the American Bus Association, the United Motorcoach Association, Amtrak, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, the Transportation Alliance, the American Car Rental Association, the Passenger Transportation Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Transportation Trades Department (AFL-CIO), the National School Transportation Association, and the National Association for Pupil Transportation to consider COVID-19 impacts on the passenger transportation network. This letter continues the Committee’s oversight of the pandemic.
Excerpt from the letter:
As our nation takes steps to recover from COVID-19, it is vital to protect the health and safety of the traveling public. Like other sectors of our economy, transportation services will need to adapt to face new realities. Resuming normal operations in a safe and responsible manner will require a thoughtful approach and willingness to explore new solutions.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation would welcome your feedback and additional information regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on our passenger transportation system and the industry’s response to these challenges. Your firsthand insights and experiences can help to inform how we learn from this situation and respond to it, as well as future crises that may arise.
To read the full letter, click here.