“The Cost of COVID”
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In Katie Couric’s latest series, “The Cost of COVID” she’s speaking with people who have been financially impacted by the pandemic, putting faces behind the unemployment numbers and devastating statistics we see every day. Bill and Jake Winkler are a father and son operating their family business, ABA member Peoria Charter Coach in Peoria, IL. “COVID-19 has been the worst thing, after 79 years of being in business, that could happen.” As airlines and Amtrak receive billions in bailouts, the Winklers and other small motorcoach companies are begging their public officials to pass the CERTS Act through Congress. To find out more, search H.R. 7642 - Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act. If companies like Peoria Charter and ours, Great River Bus Line, Inc. go out of business, there will be a devastating impact to local communities. Transportation for public schools, universities, junior colleges, military movements, group tourism trips, emergency transportation for Amtrak, disaster evacuations, and individuals just trying to get from one city to another or across the country, will not be available if the motorcoach industry fails. Please contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them Congress needs to pass the CERTS Act H.R. 7642.
Due to COVID-19, we have had to reschedule many of our tours. The rescheduled dates are noted at each tour description. Other date changes will be coming later, so please check our website for updates. Thank you everyone for your patronage.
Thank you for visiting our website. Some of our tours are listed on this page. We are continuously updating the website with new trips, so please check back often. To view our tours in date order click on the Motorcoach Trips tab to the left and choose single day trips or multiple day trips.
Following are the changes we have so far:
Azalea – now March 19-26, 2021
The New York City Tour has been cancelled for 2020
The Lettermen -- May 10, 2021
How Great Thou Art -- Matinee: October 2021 (Date TBA)
Singin in the Rain – Thursday, July 1, 2021 2pm
Sister Act – Friday, July 23, 2021 2pm
Heartbreak Hotel - Saturday, September 25, 2021 2pm
New England Fall Foliage Tour - Canceled for 2020, but stay tuned for a new date in 2021
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