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APTA Transit News - More Than 500 Public Transit Leaders Convene in Washington at APTA’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference
American Public Transportation Association American Public Transportation Association
Washington , DC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018


More than 500 public transportation leaders will convene in Washington, DC at the 2018 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel from March 19-20. This conference directs the industry's federal advocacy efforts and legislative strategy and offers sessions with key members of Congress, Hill staff, Administration officials, and Washington opinion makers. A variety of topics will be discussed, including: updates from USDOT; infrastructure investment; and issues affecting public transit and intercity passenger rail. The public transit leaders will spend Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill lobbying their congressional representatives.

Public transit agency leaders and APTA leadership will hold a press conference Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. Speakers will discuss the importance of including investments in public transit in a proposed infrastructure initiative and opposing the Administration's proposed FY18 budget to the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program and the TIGER program.

Also, as part of this year's Legislative Conference, APTA members will hear from U.S. Senator Jack Reed (R-RI); U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL); U.S. Representative Peter Defazio (D-OR); U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-MO); and leaders from the Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Associated General Contractors of America; U.S. Conference of Mayors; and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

What: 2018 APTA Legislative Conference

Where: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel

1000 H Street NW

Washington, DC

When: Monday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Events: Some conference events can be found here.

*** Registration for the media is FREE! To register, send an email to APTA Director-Media, Virginia Miller, at  vmiller@apta.com, along with the name of your organization and title. Bring your media credentials onsite, as they will be requested. The APTA Media Center will be located in the Franklin Square Room at the Grand Hyatt. ***

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 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. 

Virginia Miller
Director-Media Relations
American Public Transportation Association
Washington, DC
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