30 Apr '14, 12pm

Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy on GROW AMERICA:

“The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) applauds the Obama Administration’s four-year, $302 billion surface transportation legislative proposal, called GROW AMERICA, that was sent to Congress today. This proposed legislation calls for much needed growth in federal surface transportation investment after years of flat funding. Like APTA’s authorization recommendations, the Administration calls for substantial increases in federal transportation investment. We also applaud the proposal for including substantial investment in intercity passenger rail, a recommendation also made by APTA. The proposed legislation also recognizes the need to fix the impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, including the Mass Transit Account, in a timely manner so critical transportation projects can continue. The Administration’s proposal would help address the large backlog...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2014/Pages/...

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