WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced today that it will host a press briefing on Monday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. (eastern time) to discuss how a proposed trillion-dollar investment in America’s infrastructure would benefit public transit systems and the communities they serve. APTA will release its new analysis on how greater investment in public transportation will forge a stronger economy and create more jobs. Public transit leaders will describe what increased investment in public transportation projects would mean for their transit systems and their local communities.
Speakers at the Event:
•Doran J. Barnes, Chair, American Public Transportation Association and Executive Director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
•Richard A. White, Acting President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
•Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
•Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
•Eric Wolf, General Manager, Altoona Metro Transit, Altoona, PA
•Michael Terry, President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN
When: Monday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Where: JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Who: APTA leadership
National transit leaders
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 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.