APTA to host Wednesday conference call on transportation funding
The American Public Transit Association will conduct a media conference call on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern to discuss the impact of the transportation funding proposal on local systems and riders.
Public transportation systems across the nation are fighting back against a provision in a new transportation House bill that will eliminate all dedicated federal funding for public transportation and put transit projects at risk. The provision would eliminate the Mass Transit Account and leave public transportation without a long-term dedicated funding source. Industry insiders say the impact would be devastating for the public transportation systems that people rely on every day to get to work and school and to go about their daily lives. By introducing great uncertainty in the funding process, they claim public transit systems will be unable to do long-term planning and capital investment.