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Transit News

11/9/2016

Contact:

Virginia Miller
202-496-4816
vmiller@apta.com

APTA Congratulates President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence​

Statement by APTA Chair Doran J. Barnes and APTA Acting President & CEO Richard A. White

“On behalf of the more than 1,500 members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the public transit riders who take 10.6 billion trips a year, we congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.
 
President-Elect Trump spoke of the need for increased infrastructure investment during his campaign and APTA is grateful to have had the opportunity to share its perspective and expertise with the transition team in recent months. APTA members stand ready to build on this work with President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence on revitalizing our economy and creating jobs through greater federal investment in infrastructure.  Public transportation is critical to a community’s economic prosperity and competitiveness. As nearly 60 percent of the trips taken on public transportation are for work commutes, we believe that a significant portion of his infrastructure proposal should be dedicated to public transportation.
 
The U.S. public transportation industry looks forward to working with President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence in moving our country forward with public transportation infrastructure investment.”​
 

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 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.  

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