Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2023) – American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas released the following statement:

“The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has learned that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will not seek reelection to represent Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District in 2024.

“Rep. Blumenauer has played an indispensable role in advocating for public transit, passenger rail, and multimodal infrastructure over a remarkable 50 years of public service, including 27 years in Congress. He has been a tireless advocate for rebuilding and renewing our nation’s infrastructure, especially access to affordable and reliable public transportation, and he was instrumental in securing once-in-a-generation investments in public transportation in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Blumenauer’s commitment to the public transportation industry has been unwavering and he has stood with us through thick and thin. He truly represents the best of Congress and the industry would not be where it is today without his tremendous efforts.”

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