26 Jan '18, 10pm

APTA opposes cuts to #publictransit to fund other parts of an infrastructure initiative.

“On behalf of the 1,500 public and private sector members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the millions of people who ride public transit every day, we strongly oppose any cuts to public transportation and intercity passenger rail programs to fund an infrastructure initiative. “According to reports, a White House representative outlined a plan at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting that would cut existing funding for public transit infrastructure to pay for the initiative. This is not only disappointing, it is short sighted and counterproductive. “These reductions would harm the American economy and communities of all sizes. As it stands now, America is severely underinvesting in public transportation. The American Society of Civil Engineers rates public transit infrastructure a D minus, which is the lowest of any category in their surface tr...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2018/Pages/...

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