The Transportation Alliance proactively advances and protects the interests of the passenger transportation for-hire industry in the legislative, regulatory and judicial arenas.
TTA has joined six other transportation associations in an unprecedented coalition working to ensure the passenger ground-transportation industry is designated a service that is essential to the U.S. economy. Such a designation by the federal government would ensure assistance designed to help our industry weather the COVID-19 crisis and continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation.
The coalition sent a letter to the White House, and a similar one to Congress, requesting the designation and describing our industry's critical role in the economy and people's lives. To view the letter to the president, click here.
What YOU Can Do!
An increasing number of governors are enacting stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders or advisories. Eight of the first nine states to do so have explicitly declared transportation companies to be essential businesses (the ninth one is unclear as it fails to address transportation at all).
If your state has not yet declared transportation companies to be essential businesses, we urge you to send an email to your governor today based on this template that TTA has prepared for its members.
Please forward any response you receive from your governor's office to TTA.
Other Top Issues
Click below for background information on key issues and to learn about The Transportation Alliance's positions.
- Ensuring Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services Are Protected Under Medicaid
- Requiring Fingerprinting & Drug Testing of Drivers in Federally Funded Contract Services
One of the ways TTA advocates on behalf of the industry is organizing a Legislative Fly-In. Each year, this highly anticipated event brings our operator members to Washington, D.C. to discuss critical issues with their U.S. representatives and senators. Our legislative team sets up the appointments, provides issue briefings and any issue papers that may be needed, and accompanies the members on their visits.