UMA Chair Gladys Gillis welcomed leaders of the motorcoach industry representing both our organization and ABA, for a joint advocacy event in the nation's capital last week. More than 100 volunteers participated in the overnight event that included a comprehensive legislative briefing followed by more than 600 individual appointments with legislators the following day.
In addition to UMA and ABA, the Bus & Motorcoach Industry Fly In included the Asian American Motorcoach Association, the International Motorcoach Group, the National Association of Motorcoach Operators, and Trailways Charter Bus Network, as well as leadership from every state and regional association in the motorcoach industry. The agenda was focused on common sense regulatory reform and support for preserving the partial fuel tax exemption for motorooaches.
UMA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner and
ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso
released the following joint statement following the event:
“We would like to thank the 116 members of our organizations that met with more than 150 Congressional offices to discuss the priorities and issues facing the motorcoach industry today. By bringing together the leadership, energy and strength of our organizations, we delivered a powerful message to our leaders in Congress.”