WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster announced he will be stepping down at the end of his term in 2018, Politico reports.
Shuster said he planned to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastructure bill, an initiative both parties have said is long overdue but has yet to gain momentum because of Congress' inability to identify viable funding options. For the full story, click here.
“Chairman Bill Shuster has been a champion for the nation’s transportation infrastructure and his leadership will be sorely missed,” said APTA President/CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “Among his many accomplishments, he was instrumental in the passage of the FAST Act in 2016, the first long-term surface transportation bill in more than 10 years.”
Noting that the Chairman received APTA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2016, Skoutelas thanked Chairman Shuster for his strong support of public transportation and all modes of transportation.
“There has been no stronger voice than Chairman Shuster’s on the critical need for predictable and dedicated funding for surface transportation,” he continued. “We owe him a debt of gratitude and look forward to working with him this year on the upcoming infrastructure bill.”