Statement by Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO
Washington, D.C. – “The California High-Speed Rail Project is critically important and has the potential to transform mobility in California and serve as an example of what can and needs to be done in major travel corridors across America.
“We urge the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the federal government to find common ground to continue to advance and accelerate this important transportation investment. Let’s fulfill a bold vision to create more travel options and restore our preeminence in the world as a leader on transportation.”
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organization which represent a $71 billion industry that directly employs 430,000 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.