With President Trump asking for a one trillion dollar infrastructure package during his recent speech to Congress, infrastructure investment is crucial to create a new program of national rebuilding.
The American Public Transportation Association has released new analysis into how local communities will be impacted if the Administration and Congress move forward with implementing a new infrastructure initiative. It shows that if one trillion dollars is invested in Americaâ€™s transportation infrastructure, as proposed by the Administration and Congress, the current federal transportation formula allocations allows for 20% of that funding to go to investments in public transportation.
President Trump has discussed the urgent need to invest in the nationâ€™s crumbling infrastructure, including rails, highways and bridges. It is important that Congress and the Administration ensure that public transit is a part of any infrastructure initiative moving forward.