Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2023) – American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement:
“The Biden Administration’s announcement today of investments supporting high-performance passenger rail networks are actions that will make our economy stronger, our environment cleaner, and economic and social opportunities more equitable. They put America a step closer to the balanced, integrated mobility network needed to compete in the global marketplace. These actions apply resources of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support development of ready-to-go corridors, while highlighting corridors most ripe for further planning.
“High-performance rail corridors will relieve congestion on highways and airspace and provide efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly mobility options. President Joe Biden, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Federal Railroad Administration’s forward-looking actions put America on the right track.”