Washington, D.C. – “The American Public Transportation Association applauds the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget and 10-year infrastructure proposal to improve and expand public transportation throughout our country.
“We commend the Administration and Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao for recognizing the importance of modernizing our public transportation systems by significantly increasing funding to address the state-of-good-repair backlog for our bus and rail systems.
“We are encouraged by the momentum behind increased investment in public transportation and look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to enact a FY2021 budget and to authorize new surface transportation legislation prior to its expiration on September 30, 2020.
“Providing the necessary investment to bring our public transit systems to a state of good repair and meet growing community demands for increased mobility choices would reap economic and environmental benefits nationwide.”
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.