In May, most limousine companies have historically enjoyed the work from weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, proms, graduations and convention-goers. But this spring, they are feeling more than a bit anxious as the coronavirus crisis has stalled the industry, leaving them with cancellations, parked vehicles, laid off drivers and little to no income.
The National Limousine Association (NLA) recently collaborated with The American Bus Association, The Transportation Alliance, The American Ground Transportation Association, The Global Business Travel Association, The Near Airport Parking Industry Trade Association and The United Motorcoach Association to request $12 billion of federal aid.
“Ground transportation stands, on a global scale, among the most necessary services, on par with more visible industries also struggling in the current global landscape, such as airlines and hotels,” said Robert Alexander, President of the NLA. “We will do everything in our power to sustain our industry so that, as a nation, we can continue to move forward during this pandemic, as well as when COVID-19 decelerates. However, we cannot do this without immediate aid from our Congressional leaders.”
The national ground transportation industry is responsible for three billion passengers a year and hundreds of thousands of drivers.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph