On June 11, APTA Chair Nuria Fernandez and President and CEO Paul Skoutelas sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves expressing APTA’s strong support of H.R. 2, the “INVEST in America Act”, which makes critical investments for surface transportation infrastructure, including $105 billion for public transportation and $60 billion for commuter rail, Amtrak, and other high-performance rail. The bill also addresses dozens of other key APTA Recommendations.
The T&I Committee is planning to mark up the bill on Wednesday, June 17, with potential House Floor consideration at the beginning of July. It is important to note that T&I Committee Republicans were not included in developing the legislation and are expected to oppose the bill.
Please click here to view the APTA letter.
CALL TO ACTION
We strongly urge your organization to send letters to T&I Committee Chair DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and your Representative strongly supporting H.R. 7095, the INVEST in America Act.
Chair DeFazio is seeking all letters of support by Tuesday, June 16.
To send a letter to Chair DeFazio, please email Madeleine Pike* at firstname.lastname@example.org
To send a letter to Ranking Member Graves, please email Abigail Camp* at email@example.com
*Please forward a copy of your letter to TaNeesha Johnson of the APTA Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org