WASHINGTON (April 12, 2021) – American Public Transportation Administration (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement upon President Biden officially sending his nomination of Nuria I. Fernandez as Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator to the Senate.
“As APTA Chair, Nuria’s vision and exemplary leadership proved a steady guide during a time of unprecedented challenges and transformational change for our members, riders, and the nation.
I can think of no better person to lead FTA at this pivotal moment in time. I know Nuria will be a great partner and a fierce advocate for public transit within an Administration full of seasoned professionals who know the vital role public transit plays in our communities.
We appreciate President Biden’s support of our industry and stand ready to work with Secretary Buttigieg and Administrator Fernandez to achieve the transit future the President has spoken of throughout his career.”
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $74 billion industry that directly employs 435,000 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.