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Transit News - Statement by APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas on Today’s White House Infrastructure Meeting
American Public Transportation Association American Public Transportation Association
Washington, DC
Wednesday, May 22, 2019


"Repairing and modernizing our public transportation systems, roads and bridges has always been a bipartisan issue. The American people depend on our nation's surface transportation infrastructure for safe and reliable travel. Without significant investment in our aging infrastructure, Americans will face delays and slowdowns.

"Regarding public transportation specifically, there are at least $232 billion worth of projects that need to move forward. Also, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation, there is more than $90 billion in state-of-good-repair needs to modernize public transit systems across the country.

"The American Public Transportation Association urges Congress and the President to come together and forge a way forward to restore America's infrastructure. The decisions we make today create our future. Now is the time to act."

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $71 billion industry that directly employs 430,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are 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.

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