WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2022) – “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) joins the entire public transportation industry in mourning the passing of former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. The first Asian American to serve as head of the DOT, former Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, and founder of the Mineta Transportation Institute, Secretary Mineta was an indefatigable champion for investment in, and access to, public transportation.
APTA was proud to award Secretary Mineta a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, reflective of a life dedicated to championing the vast benefits public transportation brings to communities across the country. I had the honor to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Mineta Transportation Institute and know firsthand the impact Secretary Mineta had on not just our industry, but this nation. He will be greatly missed.”
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations which represent a $80 billion industry that directly employs 448,000 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.