With the future of America’s public transportation, roads, bridges and rail systems on the line, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) hosted “Stand Up for Transportation Day” on Thursday.
With local events across the country, Stand Up for Transportation Day united the voices of hundreds of organizations, along with local, state and federal elected officials; business and transportation leaders; public transit advocates and transit riders, who called on Congress to take action and pass a long-term surface transportation bill before federal funding expires on May 31.
For the last decade, Congress has passed one short-term solution after another. Without a long-term federal transportation funding bill, Americans across the country will face tremendous uncertainty, and public transportation systems with infrastructure in desperate need of repair will once again resort to temporary solutions, according to APTA.
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