Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2024) – American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement on the retirement of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Nuria I. Fernandez:

“Nuria has been a fierce advocate for public transportation during her wide-ranging career in the industry, including her term as APTA’s Board Chair right before taking the helm at FTA three years ago.

“Her unwavering dedication to the industry, her vision, and her exemplary leadership at FTA over the past three years proved to be monumental for our industry during a pivotal time of recovery and rebuilding for U.S. transit agencies of all sizes. Under Nuria’s watch, our industry has benefitted from historic investments and forward-looking policies that are strengthening public transportation and the communities it serves.

“Nuria embodies excellence, and APTA, our members and the industry at large would not be where they are today without her stalworth dedication and leadership. We truly appreciate all she has done to grow and strengthen America’s public transportation over the years.”

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