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APTA Applauds Senate Democrats’ Jobs and Infrastructure Plan

Statement by APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its 1,500 public and private members applaud the “Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for American Workers.”  The proposal lays out a comprehensive proposal for significant new investment in the nation’s infrastructure, including public transportation.  It would support substantial improvements in the nation’s public transportation and intercity passenger rail systems, helping to bring those systems into a state of good repair.  The plan would also restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund, which provides predictable funding for major capital transit and highway projects.  

“APTA is encouraged that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recognized the importance of finding a way to invest in the nation’s public transportation infrastructure.  Advancing effective legislation to address our infrastructure needs will require support from the Administration and a bipartisan majority in Congress, and we look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on all of the proposals that are put forward.”

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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.  

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