Transit News — American Public Transportation Association — November 8, 2016 was an historic day for public transportation in the United States as voters approved 34 of 49 local and statewide public transit measures for a current Election Day passage rate of 69 percent based on unofficial election results. One
When Americans voted in November, they didn’t just vote for a President and members of Congress. There were also 34 successful ballot initiatives across the country to increase investment in public transit, which indicates Americans understand the need for more funding to make our nation’s transportation network better.
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,