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American Public Transportation Association

Transit News

1/6/2015

Contact:

Rosemary Sheridan
202-496-4826
rsheridan@apta.com

Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy on California High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

“California is leading the way in  transportation innovation. High-speed rail will expand transportation options in California and generate strong economic activity up and down the San Francisco- Los Angeles corridor.

“The American Public Transportation Association congratulates Governor Brown and the California High Speed Rail Authority on this major milestone and pledges to continue to work with them on this transformative project."

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.  More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

 

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