WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2021) – “Today, President Biden released his transformational infrastructure plan, The American Jobs Plan, calling for the most significant federal infrastructure investment in generations. The approximately $2 trillion proposal is an eight-year plan that encompasses sweeping investments in our nation’s surface transportation, water, and other infrastructure. The plan includes $621 billion for transportation infrastructure and resilience. Specifically, The American Jobs Plan includes new funding to modernize existing public transportation and for transit expansion, and new investments in passenger rail service.
This forward-thinking investment in public transportation and passenger rail will help our communities meet growing mobility demands, create family-wage jobs, expand U.S. manufacturing and supply chains, and grow the economy. It puts us on the path to increase access to opportunities for all Americans and build more equitable communities. The American Jobs Plan also addresses the environmental and sustainability challenges facing our communities, nation, and the world. This plan will get projects off the ground and immediately create good-paying jobs that will get Americans back to work and ensure our communities keep moving.
The American Jobs Plan recognizes the immediate need for public transit agencies to continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and support our nation’s economic recovery. APTA looks forward to continuing to work with Congress and the Biden Administration to achieve our common goal of building stronger and more equitable communities across our nation. The time is now to make a transformational investment in our national infrastructure.”
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $74 billion industry that directly employs 435,000 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.