Wednesday, November 09, 2016

APTA: Trump-up public infrastructure investment

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) issued this statement on November 9 to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence:

“On behalf of the more than 1,500 members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the public transit riders who take 10.6 billion trips a year, we congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence," wrote APTA Chair Doran Barnes and Richard A. White, Acting President & CEO.

"President-Elect Trump spoke of the need for increased infrastructure investment during his campaign and APTA is grateful to have had the opportunity to share its perspective and expertise with the transition team in recent months. APTA members stand ready to build on this work with President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence on revitalizing our economy and creating jobs through greater federal investment in infrastructure. Public transportation is critical to a community’s economic prosperity and competitiveness. As nearly 60 percent of the trips taken on public transportation are for work commutes, we believe that a significant portion of his infrastructure proposal should be dedicated to public transportation.

The U.S. public transportation industry looks forward to working with President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence in moving our country forward with public transportation infrastructure investment.”​

 

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