APTA-organized day of action and engagement will take place on Tuesday, December 15
Transit organizations across the country are calling on our federal leaders to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.
Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), APTA, #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.
It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The transit industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Without at least $32 billion in emergency funding for the industry, will be forced to further reduce service and lay off additional workers. “Our region’s economy depends on a strong transportation system. Chicagoland has already been hit hard enough,” said Rocky Donahue, Pace’s Executive Director. “This funding will prevent further damage and put our region on the road to recovery”
“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.”