Washington, D.C. – “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its 1,500 member organizations were pleased to see President Donald J. Trump speak about the need to rebuild America’s infrastructure in last night’s State of the Union address.
With the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act set to expire on September 30, 2020, APTA looks forward to working with Congress and the Administration in the coming weeks and months on bipartisan legislation addressing the need for increased investment in our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure.
Americans know that investing in our public transportation systems, highways, and bridges will lead to benefits that repay the investment multiple times over in the coming decades. Increased investment in public transportation will get Americans to work, to education, and to healthcare, and it will also get our nation to more job creation, less traffic congestion and cleaner air. Investment in public transportation gets us to stronger local economies and more vibrant communities.”