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DATTCO Bus Company Made 'Practically Nothing' As Coronavirus Hit This Spring

A DATTCO bus in New York City in 2008.
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A DATTCO bus in New York City in 2008.

A Connecticut bus company is on its last legs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DATTCO is one of the largest employers in New Britain, but was forced to lay off workers as the pandemic hit and more people stayed home.

The head of the bus company said the company brought in “practically nothing” from March to June. They had hoped the reopening of schools would help but schools are still working out contracts for bus drivers.

Some are split between hiring for the full school year, or in-person school days only.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said he wants to urge Senate Republicans to provide $10 billion in federal funds to help bus operators.