Policy Proposal Does Not Adequately Strengthen Public Transportation Funding

Tens of millions of people rely on public transportation daily, which helps propel our economy and ensure a good quality of life for all Americans.

But the White House’s recent infrastructure plan proposes reductions in public transportation funding. This kind of blueprint for the 2019 fiscal budget would impact Amtrak, Capital Improvement Grants (CIG), and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), speaks about the proposal in this new Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition podcast.

While the Administration plan could adversely affect public transportation funds, research shows, both historically and currently, that this U.S. transportation mode and the nation would benefit from more federal investment.

Transportation advocates and APTA remain hopeful that a bipartisan solution that secures adequate public transportation funding can be reached.

APTA, which has 1,500 members who represent myriad voices in the public transportation realm, is a member of ATM.

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