The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) applauded the release of $366.2 million in grants to modernize and improve bus infrastructure projects nationwide. APTA officials note that these funds were released through the leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.
The following is a statement from APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas.
“APTA expresses its thanks to Secretary Elaine Chao and FTA Acting Administrator Jane Williams for awarding these funds to continue to improve the safe and reliable service provided by public transportation bus systems across America. These grants will be an injection of sorely needed funds supporting 107 projects representing public transit bus service in all fifty states. They are key as we continue to strive to modernize our systems to enhance our service for all riders nationwide. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners at DOT and FTA to make crucial improvements to our public transit infrastructure.”
For more information on the grants go to www.transit.dot.gov/about/news.
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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 $68 billion industry that directly employs 420,000 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.