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David
43:30
Glad to have the opportunity to join the UMA Online Town Hall Meeting once again. Red River Trailways in Shreveport, LA appreciates all you do for us.
larrykillingsworth
44:12
Welcome!
Roger Giannini
46:45
Thank you Sir!
Debbie
47:55
Tea Cups were there in 1987..
Ron Dillon
48:12
Tampa was 2006
Debbie - Cline Tours
48:21
We are all showing our ages
12068
48:39
GOOD AFTERNOON FROM BOTHELL WA LILYCOACHES LLC
karinamatriain
50:35
Hi Guys! Karin Buckhead Coach
MICHELLE WILTGEN
50:41
Speak for yourself, Debbie!! lol!!
john
51:07
Good Day to Everyone from Premier Coaches Northwest in Seattle
Bob Crescenzo
51:27
hello from Lancer Insurance!
Erwin
51:40
Good afternoon Bob
Charles Williams / American Stage Tours
52:19
Good morning Bob
Erwin
54:24
DeCamp Bus Lines will be resuming limited commuter regular route service on Monday June 8th.
Anita O'Hear Bedore Tours, Inc
54:34
will we get more funds to provide employee pay
United Motorcoach Association
54:57
Congrats, Erwin!
Mary Presley
55:01
Greetings all hope everyone is ok
P. Pat Paulsen
55:03
@anita. No more funds. Only extension in time to spend.
Diane Byrnes
55:21
good Afternoon everyone!
Legacy Tours LLC
55:37
Good afternoon
larrykillingsworth
55:40
More more new funds yet…next round.
Samira
55:46
will businesses that followed protocol to use the funds ba be to get more funding?
Dynamic Tours and Transportation, Inc. Orlando
55:51
Good afternoon from Orlando!
Diane Byrnes
56:20
Hi from Diane at Freedom Tours NW, Washington State
Jeff Goldwasser
56:29
Good afternoon, Jeff From Amaya Seating. Stay safe & sanitized !
Samira
56:51
is it 24 consecutive weeks?
larrykillingsworth
57:13
Jeff—future Beer and Buses for all? We will help host…
P. Pat Paulsen
57:15
@ samira 24 weeks from the date you receive funding
Dynamic Tours and Transportation, Inc. Orlando
57:29
Have the count for employees changed or remained the same?
Mary Presley
57:33
Can we get this info emailed to us please so we can share it with my groups
larrykillingsworth
57:56
Welcome Orlando and Wash State!
jgrzywacz
58:18
Is that 10 Months after the end of the 24 weeks?
Samira
58:54
@P.Pat do you have to keep employees on for 24 consecutive weeks? first rules required to keep employees on for 8 consecutive weeks.
P. Pat Paulsen
59:44
@samira - unsure if you have to keep full FTE through all 24 weeks. You just have to spend all $ by 24.
Rob
59:50
Can you pay employees for 24 weeks contnually and have that amount forgiven, or are you only allowed to use it for 8 weeks period?
joel prive
01:00:38
do the 8 weeks have to be consecutive? We have used 6 weeks of the program can I stop and then finish final 2 weeks within the 24week window and still receive forgiveness?
Rhonda Bilbrey
01:00:41
Great question, Rob!
Samira
01:01:07
@Joel thats a great question. the big word here is consecutive
debby bernier
01:02:41
is there an update with the large banks pushing for total ppp loan forgiveness for loans less than 250,000. this information was shared in uma newsletter that was emailed earlier this week
STEVE COTTLE
01:03:03
GREETINGS EVERY0NE FROM 83 DEGREE ASHEVILLE, NC
Bob Crescenzo
01:03:22
good to hear Erwin!
Rob
01:03:35
If I spend it on payroll, and I had more left after paying it for 8 weeks, can I keep paying employees out of that until I use up the entire amount I borrowed, as long as it is used within 24 weeks?
Anita O'Hear Bedore Tours, Inc
01:03:56
so the 24 week extension doesn't help existing loans that have started to disburse payroll payments
United Motorcoach Association
01:03:59
No update on that Debby and the amount was actually below 150K. We will add updates to the Newsflash.
Rhonda Bilbrey
01:04:02
My question, too Rob!
simba
01:04:10
any info on bailout for our buisnesses
Samira
01:04:10
would another round be additional funding be for businesses that utilized the funds in 8 weeks to comply. many are done with their funds now
Jacob-Salt Lake Express
01:04:49
Yes- The loan will be base don 8 weeks. But the forgiveness will now expand 24 weeks!
debby bernier
01:05:40
thank you uma for answering my question and the clarification of 150k
MICHELLE WILTGEN
01:05:47
Good news with Senate Commerce Committee: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4879428/user-clip-sen-richard-blumenthal-takes-industry-plight-senate-commerce-committee&fbclid=IwAR0tjBCop6R6MWAWHWMZ-hJlLiUwWlJjuPKrhqGBIMuqEt8IVch-VfsgB8w
Rob
01:07:04
What I am asking is do I have 24 weeks to use up the amount of money, if I spend it continually on payroll for 24 weeks, as long as I don't go over the amount I received for the total loan? Not sure I am being clear.
larrykillingsworth
01:07:43
Thanks Michelle! Great shout out from the Senator.
MIchael Mays
01:08:08
When will we get clarification on passenger capacity on buses?
P. Pat Paulsen
01:08:29
56 passengers on a bus.
brendatidwell
01:08:38
Good questionMichael
ginny
01:08:42
Amen, Pat!
brian
01:08:45
Loan is based on 10 weeks of average payroll.
Sandy Borowsky
01:09:22
Hey everyone, Sandy from Starr Bus Charter & Tours here. Wonderng if anyone who has a tour business is planning to take temps of tour guests before they board the trip.
Jim Seaton / Sundance Stage Lines
01:10:07
Do you think there will be an extension for the PPP with those that have used up their 8 weeks?
brendatidwell
01:10:30
Sandy we discussed this and still undecided about
Erin Crosby - California Bus Service
01:10:31
Here is the bill itself if you want to decipher it yourself :-) https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7010/text
Carl Bubnoski
01:10:35
Hi Sandy, Carl/Crystal Tours here—how long will that take to do?
ginny
01:10:40
MichaelMay We should not be asking permission from government or letting government decide how full to fill our buses.
12068
01:10:55
WE HAVE A TRIP FOR TWO WEEKS IN JULY 1 AND WE WILL BE CHECKING TEMPS AND HAVE MASK IF NEEDED AND HAND CLEANER
ginny
01:12:00
Sandy let the charter party be responsible for their group' temps.
Mike Mackey Jr - Small World Tours
01:12:15
Sandy, we are not planning on taking the temps. but we are working on asking for at a min self classification. We are working on wording in our trip contract that if a person gets sick on the trip, they are responsible for leaving the tour at thier expense.
brendatidwell
01:12:50
We are now planning to begin doing tours with 25 passengers. We HAVE to get the passengers trust. We do our own tours and we want our passengers to fill safe.
Samira
01:12:52
it may be a good idea that you also include waivers in your agreements
Mike Mackey Jr - Small World Tours
01:14:04
waivers and hold harmless wording will be on an agreement they have to sign.
brendatidwell
01:14:25
So far we are talking about loading the bus from back to front. I don’t think waivers are going to help. We are going to get sued no matter what.
Samira
01:15:09
what has everyone done with keep their insurance during this time they are not being used
ginny
01:15:26
Agreed, Brian. I am on a disaster response team for California Southern Baptist Convention and they were thrilled to learn I have a bus available should there be a need. Also, with the license I can help move their equipment.
Rob
01:16:08
I have 1 coach fully insured to meet USDOT requirements. The others, I only have physical damage on..
Trisha Fridrich
01:16:53
Be sure you're tracking your cleaning procedures. Will help avoid lawsuits.
Samira
01:17:28
thx Rob same here.. and agreed on Trisha
kevin creighton
01:17:55
NBA to start up in July
Samira
01:18:07
https://apnews.com/dde03d4960f5ef9a8d1549f59b27b99c
Salter3
01:18:37
Any word on CDC guidelines for motor coaches?
larrykillingsworth
01:19:23
Re CDC…not yet. Expected soon...
brendatidwell
01:19:43
Thanks Larry
brian
01:20:02
Nice Job Panel. What the industry is all about.
Erin Crosby - California Bus Service
01:20:05
Wow! You are awesome Clarence :-) Thank you for doing all this!
Samira
01:21:47
has anyone exhausted all their funding because they were complying with the first set of regulations?
jgrzywacz
01:24:43
Is it possible that Ken clarify the FTE rules to work to forgiveness?
brendatidwell
01:24:53
I belong to Georgia Motorcoach with Clarence. Clarence and Al do a a wonderful job with GMOA.
larrykillingsworth
01:25:38
Awesome Ga Motorcoach Team!
Adam Walkup- All Around Charters
01:26:29
Samira, YES! We are in week 7 and followed all the original rules to a "T".
Jim Seaton / Sundance Stage Lines
01:27:06
We have exhausted all our funding and are looking for an extension to stay in business for now.
Brian
01:27:15
Samira...we will write week 8 checks on Monday and then start the forgiveness process.
Owner
01:29:04
We have money left but ran out of time.
Samira
01:29:10
I applaud u all who have done followed the guidelines as many have been afraid to.. we too have follwed and are in week 5 but now with all these changes considering to make changes so that we can stay afloat as there is no business.
Rob
01:29:57
Do we have to have a SCAC code to apply for DOD movements as a bus company? Or is that only for trucking companies?
Samira
01:30:30
unless there is additional funding which we have to push for. we have written to the senators and congressional leaders that businesses that complied should not be punished and should have additional funding now that there is an extended period of time
Kingsmen ( McQueen)
01:32:18
You Have to have a SCAC code to apply for the DOD bus program and registered in GOPAX and SAMS
Clarence Cox
01:32:34
Thanks we enjoy trying to share the professionalism of our industry
Rob
01:32:54
Did you all see Blumenthal yesterday in the Senate infacstructure committee meeting yestyerday? It appears they are looking at us finally. Maybe Ken can get you all the link. It was a breath of freash air finally.
MICHELLE WILTGEN
01:33:08
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4879428/user-clip-sen-richard-blumenthal-takes-industry-plight-senate-commerce-committee&fbclid=IwAR0tjBCop6R6MWAWHWMZ-hJlLiUwWlJjuPKrhqGBIMuqEt8IVch-VfsgB8w
Owner
01:33:45
Some states have grant programs available to buy products ie. hand sanitizer, masks etc.
Roger Giannini
01:36:10
THE MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED , THE MERRIER!!!!!!!!! CLIENTS, SPORTS TEAM...ETC!
Roger Giannini
01:36:37
TMS CAN JOIN US...
Mary Presley
01:36:47
A number of states and COC have grants available for small business you just have to look at your websites as do some of the counties. RESEARCH. Also Magic Johnson is doing a very large grant program for minority businesses.
Mary Presley
01:37:08
Sorry their websites
United Motorcoach Association
01:37:33
Thanks, Mary.
Harry
01:37:37
Hi, I'm curious how everyone's insurance have worked with them or have not. As things begin to open back up, are you only insuring partial fleet or all or as need basis.
Carl Santos
01:37:47
Excellent points Cary...!
STEVE COTTLE
01:38:11
HAVE IDLED INSURANCE ON ONE COACH..INS CO SAYS $6000 WILL RESTART
Rhonda Bilbrey
01:38:13
Makes me SO PROUD of be a part of this industry. Thanks, Panel!
Roger Giannini
01:38:18
GREAT ADVISES FROM ALL 3 GENTLEMEN TODAY!
Jimmy from Venture Tours
01:39:03
Follow the airlines
P. Pat Paulsen
01:39:04
Social distancing is not guidance. It is whatever the customer wants.
Deb S
01:39:20
I agree. Social awareness. Everyone needs to take responsibility for themselves.
Erin Crosby - California Bus Service
01:39:22
we have to protect our employees most importantly
Jimmy from Venture Tours
01:39:23
Agree P.Pat
Roger Giannini
01:39:31
I APPLOUD THE AIRLINES!!!!!!!!!!
Rob
01:39:35
U should leave it in the hands of the client. U want to wear a mask, fine...if not fine. Fill 'em up!!! just keep them clean...
Mary Presley
01:39:38
I’m now referring to this as Social Awareness. Much more positive.
Bruce Ebmeyer
01:39:40
I love the airlines and their attitudes. There is no social distancing!!!
Jeff Goldwasser
01:40:01
Social awareness + go the distance in a motorcoach !
Rob
01:40:15
It's riot season now....I haven't even taken my Covid decorations down yet!
ejones
01:40:24
There should be 'zero' guidance from CDC, because if we don't follow it, it would be used against you in all actions if you don't follow it by the letter. They should stay out of this.
Roger Giannini
01:40:28
THE NEW NORMAL WILL NOT WORK SPECIFICALLY TO OUR INDUSTRY!!!!!!!!!!!
MICHELLE WILTGEN
01:40:40
Thanks to the panel - great insight - not surprising that such good people are in our industry!
ginny
01:40:49
We have to get over our fear of people! We need people! Socially, emotionally, financially.
Roger Giannini
01:41:08
Ginny, I AGREE!
Matthew Daecher
01:41:22
Re: CDC, don’t hold your breath for any guidance that you can use realistically - especially if anything like the school bus guidance from them ;). You all should have information that you cannot comply with social distancing guidance though you are taking x,y,z steps to reasonably manage exposure potential
Tracy Fickett BUSBooks
01:41:25
There are two ways to calculate FTEs. and manay periodsto calculate it for.
Rob
01:41:31
We are in the business of social gatherings, not social distancing
Anita O'Hear Bedore Tours, Inc
01:41:36
are owners limited to 8/52 of their 2019 salary base
Erin Crosby - California Bus Service
01:41:45
we are letting the customer decide but leaving the seat behind the driver empty
Samira
01:41:47
also for FTE rules if your business is not at same volume due to government restrictions it won't be held against u
STEVE COTTLE
01:42:13
ROB, GO ON DOD SITE. EMAIL ME FOR ADDRESS - scottle308@hotmail.com.. it's a long protracted process.
Tracy Fickett BUSBooks
01:42:14
Anita - yes with some other potential limitations
Zafer
01:42:26
how can we prevent the costumer from suing us if the the claim they get the virus while they were on the bus?
STEVE COTTLE
01:42:33
we are still slugging through DOD
ginny
01:42:37
You guys are working so hard to keep us informed. Thank you!
Owner
01:42:52
the military in our area are filling buses half full
MICHELLE WILTGEN
01:43:06
You can't prevent people from suing...you can mitigate the risk by having good best practices and procedures and following them every time.
Diane Byrnes
01:43:16
YES!! THEY WORK SO HARD! THANK YOU! TO UMA
Matthew Daecher
01:44:08
Zafer - what Michelle said :)
ginny
01:44:21
isn't June 17 the same day as the state rally reschedule?
Rob
01:44:31
State bus rallies are at 1 PM June 17...just a reminder to all...
Rob
01:45:00
Rallies r more important that day
Justin Williams
01:45:00
Your starting the virtual summit the same day that we are all supposed to be holding our Motorcoach meetups in our state capitals?
Mike Middaugh
01:45:29
that June 17th afternoon conflicts with our state rally in Ohio and most other states.
Mary Presley
01:47:00
Can you email out the link for registration?
Rob
01:49:24
STATE RALLIES ARE JUNE 17 at 1 PM!!!! That's way more important...in my opinion. They should bump the summit a week
Rob
01:49:58
Bump it a week larry.
Rob
01:50:42
Riots messed us up...
Mary Presley
01:50:50
SBA Gives $6.8 Billion in PPP to Business Owners of Color
Samira
01:51:05
thank u everyone.
STEVE COTTLE
01:51:11
THANKS TO ALL. WILL THE VIRTUAL BE RECORDED??
Jon/ Master's Touch
01:51:34
Thank you all.
Mary Presley
01:51:36
I just cleaned