We are disappointed to announce today the temporary suspension of our Van Galder Bus, based in Janesville, Wisconsin, services to O’Hare International airport and downtown Chicago effective Friday, April 3, 2020.
At this point we anticipate this temporary suspension of services will be through the end of April and will further review at that time in the light of COVID-19 pandemic developments.
Van Galder has operated continuously for over 73 years, and this is the first time in their history that we have suspended all service, other than weather cancellations.
We were very disappointed to be forced into this decision as a direct result of no clear line of financial assistance available to either bus transportation directly or as part of the support services to the airline industry in the airline stimulus package. We are a major employer in the Janesville area and provide critical transportation to our customers even in this period of reduced airline activity. This suspension of services will temporarily impact 175 employees. We are working with our dedicated employees to help them access available support services.
We will keep our website updated with further developments.