(Washington D.C., Wednesday, May 15, 2019) – With new infrastructure legislation hanging in the balance, businesses and organizations across the country are gearing up for the kickoff of National Infrastructure Week on Monday, May 13.

New research from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) identifies more than $232 billion in critical public transportation projects in urgent need of investment.

Allocation of part of the proposed $2 trillion in funding to these types of projects, which would reap a 4-to-1 return of $928 billion in economic activity over the next 20 years.

Early investment in innovative technologies and service models to improve and maintain public transportation as we look to the future of mobility.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations.  Benefits to our members include advocacy for federal funding and policies, research, technical expertise and consulting services, workforce development programs, educational conferences and seminars, and 135 subject-matter working committees.

APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

 

Comments are closed.

© News Generation, Inc. 2019