January 23, 2020 – Washington, DC – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is excited to join leaders from transportation, water, and infrastructure groups next month in Las Vegas to hear leading presidential candidates’ plans for building a better America.

“APTA is pleased to participate in this vital forum and conversation. Americans throughout the country, from cities to suburbs to rural communities, want to know the candidates’ plans to rebuild and expand America’s infrastructure,” said Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO of APTA. “We are pleased to see increased attention around the critical issue of infrastructure, particularly public transportation, which provides millions of Americans with access to jobs, education, and health care.”

The candidate forum is organized by the Moving America Forward host committee. The host committee for the candidate forum represents millions of union members, public sector workers, engineers, transportation and water agencies, and manufacturers. The event is staffed by the bipartisan group, United for Infrastructure, and leading presidential candidates from both parties have received invitations to participate. A list of confirmed candidates will be shared in the near future.

The candidate forum will be open to the press. See additional details below.

Where: University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Student Union Center 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Paradise, NV 89154

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Event begins: 2:00 PM PT
Doors for press: 12:00 PM PT

Credentials: Credentials must be requested in advance and cannot be guaranteed for every outlet due to space constraints. Please submit credential requests to Abigail Gardner at agardner@unitedforinfrastructure.org no later than February 7.

Host Committee: American Public Transportation Association; International Union of Operating Engineers; Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; North America’s Building Trades Unions; Transport Workers Union of America; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Council of Engineering Companies; American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Value of Water Campaign; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports Council International-North America; Build Together. This event is organized by United for Infrastructure.

Note: Credentials are for working press ONLY. Ticketing for guests wishing to attend the event is done through a separate process. Please email info@infrastructureforum.org if you’d like to request tickets.


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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $71 billion industry that directly employs 430,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are 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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