“The American Public Transportation Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving critical funding for public transit and passenger rail infrastructure by passing H.R. 3055. This legislation includes important provisions for maintaining and expanding our public transportation infrastructure and represents a commitment by lawmakers to growing our communities, supporting jobs, and providing expanded mobility options.
“We are encouraged that the House of Representatives rejected the Woodall amendment that would have impacted the way federal loan funds are defined, threatening critical transportation infrastructure projects, and that Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) chose not to offer his amendment that would have cut public transit funding. APTA, along with coalition partners throughout the infrastructure sphere, have emphatically told lawmakers that now is the time to invest more—not less—in our nation’s public transportation infrastructure to help our communities provide critical public transit services.
“We encourage the Senate and President Trump to quickly move this legislation forward to ensure continued and uninterrupted support for our public transportation and passenger rail infrastructure. APTA stands ready to support Congress and the Administration in these efforts.”