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September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.


July 9, 2014

House proposes $10.5 billion, 8-month transportation bill

The GOP proposal, released Tuesday afternoon, comes as lawmakers scramble to come up with a way to replenish the Department of Transportation's depleted Highway Trust Fund before a predicted August bankruptcy date.


July 9, 2014

APTA marks 50th anniversary of Urban Mass Transportation Act

Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, UMTA created the program for federal investment in public transportation systems across the U.S. by providing grants and loans to assist local transportation systems.


October 7, 2009

APTA supports provisions in climate change proposal

The "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act" introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) this week potentially offers important new funding to expand access to public transportation.


June 30, 2009

Report: states not filling transit needs with ARRA

More than 60 percent of funding committed to highway system preservation, while .9 percent to public transportation.


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