GVF Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit
Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.
It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.
“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.”
“As our public transit systems face serious funding challenges we must come together and ask Congress to act now. SEPTA is losing an estimated one million dollars every day, resulting in limited service for those who depend on transit. During the pandemic public transit brought many of our essential workers to their very important jobs and served as a lifeline to our communities. It is vitally important that we continue to urge lawmakers at every level to make funding public transportation a priority,” Rob Henry, executive Director, GVF.