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Virginia Miller

“On behalf of the 1,500 members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), we mourn the passing of former Congressman Steve LaTourette, a good friend and ally to the public transportation industry, who often spoke to the role public transportation plays in a healthy, growing community. As a senior member of the Republican leadership and a strong believer in the Mass Transit Account, he successfully fought with APTA against the ill-conceived effort to eliminate dedicated federal transit funding in 2012. 

Congressman LaTourette was a voice of reason and an exemplary example of what it means to be a selfless public servant.  He worked tirelessly to find solutions, regardless of party labels.  His sense of humor and work ethic will be missed.  We send our condolences to his family.”

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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.  


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