/APTA Applauds Congress for Approving H.R. 3055

APTA Applauds Congress for Approving H.R. 3055

APTA Applauds Congress for Approving H.R. 3055
Statement from Paul P. Skoutelas President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association

2019-06-25T16:02:50-04:00June 25, 2019|

“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.”

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organization 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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