Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2024) – American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement on Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) being elected as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations:

“APTA congratulates Rep. Tom Cole on his election as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations. His leadership and commitment to public service make him an outstanding choice for this crucial role.

“With his wealth of experience and dedication to advancing the nation’s public transportation infrastructure, Chairman Cole’s leadership will be instrumental in shaping policies that promote mobility and accessibility for all Americans.

“APTA looks forward to continuing to work closely with Chairman Cole and the House Appropriations Committee to advance our shared goals of modernizing and expanding public transportation networks across the country. Together, we can build a brighter, more connected future for communities nationwide.”

Media contact: Amy Thompson, athompson@apta.com, 202-285-2997.

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