COVID-19 Action Center

March 31 MEMBER NEWS

Bus companies included in $349 billion fund: What you need to do now

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses, including our nation's bus and motorcoach companies. It authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.  This program also applies to individuals who are self-employed or who are independent contractors.

Small business like yours should begin the application process immediately. The links below will guide you through the process.

  1. Get a top-line overview of the program HERE

  2. If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE

  3. If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE

  4. The application for borrowers can be found HERE

What you should know about economic impact payments to you
The Treasury Department announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
 
Read their recent bulletin to find answers to commonly asked questions:
 
 
The IRS will post new information on  IRS.gov/coronavirus  as soon as it becomes available.
 
The IRS has a reduced staff in many of its offices but remains committed to helping eligible individuals receive their payments expeditiously. Check for updated information on  IRS.gov/coronavirus  rather than calling IRS assistors who are helping process 2019 returns.
 
Small business town hall offers CARES Act guidance
A panel of experts spoke about important aspects of the CARES Act and answered questions from concerned small business owners at a National Small Business Town Hall, held last week. Watch the video on YouTube.
 
Panelists included:
 

March 26

UMA Town Hall: Leading your company through the COVID-19 crisis, round 2

March 25, 2020

FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance

FMCSA Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency – For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles 

March 20, 2020

Recording of the Town Hall Meeting: How to lead your company through the crisis (recorded 3/19/20) available now

MEMBER ACTION ALERT Letter campaign #2 - Ask Congress to support the Motorcoach Industry Safety, Stability and Sustainability Act, calling for $10B in grants and $5B in zero interest rate loans. This takes 2 minutes. This is the second letter we are asking you to send. It requests specific action. Please act now.

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