Washington, D.C. – The Administration’s proposed FY19 budget includes severe cuts to critical public transportation programs, like the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) and TIGER grants. On Monday, March 19, join public transit leaders from across the country to discuss the importance of supporting bipartisan efforts in Congress to invest in America’s public transportation infrastructure – and a call to reject the Administration’s budget cuts and increase investment in public transportation as a part of any infrastructure initiative.

Local transit leaders will discuss how the Administration’s cuts to the CIG program will put more than 50 public transit new start projects at risk, which total nearly $52 billion of investments in American infrastructure.  APTA will also discuss the number of jobs at risk and how these cuts reduce economic output and impact the quality of life in communities across America.

Reporters can attend the briefing in person or by phone. Please follow the RSVP instructions below for the call-in number.

Speakers at the Event:

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., APTA Chair; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
Peter Rogoff, CEO, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
Katherine Eagan Kelleman, CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
David Genova, General Manager and CEO, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
Carm Basile, CEO, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
Mike Terry, President and CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

Additional Event information:

Monday, March 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
100 H Street, NW
Washington, DC
Independence Ballroom F

​​RSVP to Lia Weintraub at Lia@thepastorumgroup.com.
For those who would like to participate remotely, we will provide dial-in information upon RSVP.

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, 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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