APTA held two webinars, on 1/20/16 and 1/21/16, to allow key congressional committee staff from the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to speak about the transit and passenger rail provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act respectively. These experts, along with APTA’s Government Affairs staff, explained the details of the new law and answered questions from the industry. The Transit webinar is linked below. Unfortunately, due to a technical difficulty, the recording for the rail webinar failed. A webinar by APTA staff for the Virginia Transit Association covered both transit and passenger rail provisions in the FAST Act and is linked below.
It was important to us that the congressional staff were able to be as candid as possible, and as such, please note that the comments made by congressional staff are not for attribution and should not be quoted. We appreciate the hard work required to pass a fully funded five-year authorization bill, and we are grateful for the staff for taking the time to participate in the webinars.
You can also download the presentations used in the webinars.