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Legislative Conference

Legislative Conference2019-07-08T10:44:17-04:00

About this Conference

The Legislative Conference is an opportunity for public transportation industry professionals across the nation to make our presence felt and our voices heard in Washington, DC. The Conference educates members on important federal legislation and policy initiatives; provides members with the opportunity to shape the industry’s policies and federal advocacy agenda.

Who should attend: CEOs, board members, government affairs and communications professionals, transit operators, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers, local coalition members, and state association leaders.

More About this Conference

Following the midterm elections, it is critical to build relationships with the scores of new Members of Congress coming to Washington and strengthen our relationships with returning Members. A bipartisan infrastructure initiative that significantly increases investment is the talk of the new Congress, and we need to be well positioned to capitalize on opportunities, overcome challenges and advance our agenda of increased mobility and economic opportunities for all Americans.

During the 2018 meeting, APTA members visited hundreds of Congressional offices. The timing of this advocacy was impeccable, as Congress was making the final decisions that week on a bipartisan appropriations agreement that provided historic increases for public transportation investment. We need to keep up our efforts to ensure that Congress builds on those gains, opposes proposals to cut key transit investments, and understands the importance of fixing the Highway Trust Fund.

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