• APTA strongly supports the final, bipartisan FY 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Act, which provides the overwhelming majority of the public transit and passenger rail investments authorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
  • The THUD Appropriations Act, together with the IIJA’s advance appropriations, provides $20.9 billion for public transit and $16.3 billion for passenger and freight rail.
  • Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $5 in economic returns, and every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports approximately 50,000 jobs.

Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2024) – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) applauds House and Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee leaders for providing the critical investments needed to improve our nation’s public transit, passenger rail and multimodal infrastructure in the final, bipartisan THUD Appropriations Act.

The THUD Appropriations Act, together with the IIJA’s advance appropriations, provides $20.9 billion for public transit in FY 2024, which is $364 million (2 percent) less than the FY 2023 enacted level. This total funding represents 96 percent of the amount authorized in the IIJA.

The THUD Appropriations bill and IIJA also provide $16.3 billion for passenger and freight rail in FY 2024, which is $383 million (2 percent) less than the FY 2023 enacted level. This total funding represents 80 percent of the amount authorized in the IIJA.

“These investments are critical to bringing public transit and passenger rail systems to a state of good repair for the millions of Americans in cities, suburbs and rural communities who rely on public transit and passenger rail every day for access to jobs, education and health care,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “APTA strongly supports the final, bipartisan bill which provides essential funding that will help make public transit and passenger rail faster, more modern, frequent, and reliable while tackling climate change, advancing equity, and providing communities with sustainable mobility choices.”

Additional details about the THUD Appropriations Act on public transportation can be found at https://www.apta.com/advocacy-legislation-policy/legislative-updates-alerts/updates/urge-congress-to-support-the-thud-appropriations-act/ 

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