/APTA Statement on U.S. Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

APTA Statement on U.S. Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

APTA Statement on U.S. Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

2019-02-04T14:29:40-04:00January 25, 2017|

 Transit News

 1/25/2017

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Mantill Williams
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“On behalf of the more than 1,500 member organizations of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), we are encouraged by the introduction of the “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” proposal by Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, along with Senators Carper, Brown, Leahy, Sanders and Nelson, which lays out a proposal for significant new investments in the nation’s infrastructure.  As sought by APTA’s Board of Directors, the plan makes a substantial commitment to the nation’s public transportation and intercity passenger rail systems. 
 
APTA is encouraged that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize the need to invest in our public transportation infrastructure.  Enacting meaningful legislation to address our infrastructure needs will require support from the President and a bipartisan majority in Congress, and we look forward to reviewing additional proposals as this process continues.”

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 The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector organizations, 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.  More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

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