March 11, 2010

APTA leg. meeting to discuss safety, jobs

More than 600 public transportation leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. at the 2010 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference, March 15 to 17 to discuss a variety of topics, including: legislative issues facing the transit industry's long-term authorization, jobs, rail transit safety and climate change, as well as the Obama administration's transportation priorities.

The 600-plus public transit leaders will spend Tuesday and Wednesday visiting their congressional representatives, lobbying their transit initiatives on Capitol Hill.

The 2010 Legislative Conference will feature a lineup of transportation leaders including: Ray LaHood, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation; Joseph C. Szabo, administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; Peter Rogoff, administrator, Federal Transit Administration; U.S. Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-Minn) chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla), ranking member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) chairman, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) member, Committee on Ways and Means; U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) chairman, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Committee on Appropriations.

For a complete conference schedule, click here.

 

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