Topic : Paul Skoutelas

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FTA allocates $277M in Emergency Relief funds

Government Issues| June 1, 2018

Approximately $232.3 million will be dedicated to response, recovery, and rebuilding projects, with $44.2 million going toward resiliency projects.

Failure to address public transit infrastructure resulting in lost revenues

Government Issues| May 18, 2018

Failing to address America’s $90 billion backlog of public transit modernization needs, also referred to as State of Good Repair, results in a loss of $340 billion in business revenue to the U.S. economy over a six-year period, according to an new APTA study.

Government Issues| April 9, 2018

APTA names new VP, Government Affairs

Ward W. McCarragher has served as majority/minority chief counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the past 20 years.

Government Issues| March 26, 2018

President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that is required to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure."

Government Issues| March 19, 2018

APTA, industry leaders oppose Administration's deep cuts to public transit

The Administration offered cuts to crucial programs that fund public transit infrastructure to pay for their proposed infrastructure plan.

Government Issues| March 14, 2018

APTA urges increase in public transit TIGER grants

Only 3.6% of the TIGER grants that were recently announced went to public transit projects, representing a significant decrease in public transit TIGER grants.

Government Issues| March 8, 2018

Senate Dems unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Funding for the plan would be offset by rolling back two-thirds of the revenue lost in the Republican tax bill by reinstating a top income tax rate of 39.6%, restoring the individual alternative minimum tax, reversing cuts to the estate tax, and raising the corporate income tax from 21% to 25%.

Government Issues| February 15, 2018

Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

Government Issues| February 14, 2018

Transportation industry responds to President's infrastructure plan

ITS America announced the formation of its Smart Infrastructure Task Force to address how technology and innovation can be incentivized.

Government Issues| January 3, 2018

T&I Chairman Shuster to step down at end of 2018

Plans to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastructure bill, an initiative both parties have said is long overdue.

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