WILLIAMSBURG -- An end to the government shutdown can't come soon enough for a transportation business based in Williamsburg.
Oleta Coach Lines provides travel for tourists all over the country, but tours to Washington D.C. are the main staple for this family-owned and operated business.
The company had a seven day tour of D.C. beginning Wednesday. The points of interest that had been scheduled for the first two days of the trip are now closed.
With most the national parks and monuments closed, the business is trying to find other places of interest in the nation's capital.
"It hasn't been easy to find substitutes. I just hope and pray everything will end soon," said Oleta Coach Lines Director of Operations Brian Smith.
On Tuesday, the first day of the government shut down, Oleta lost twelve trips in the Williamsburg area providing transportation for Department of Defense employees in the city for classes. The contract was supposed to last two weeks.
"Those people were out of work so they had to get back homes to their families as soon as possible," Smith explained.