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2/26/2021



Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation

APTA backs emergency transit funding in American Rescue Plan


Paul Skoutelas
Photo – apta.com

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) this week stated its support for public transit funding included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The bill, H.R. 1319, would provide $30.5 billion in COVID-19 emergency funding to help public transit agencies survive the economic impacts of the pandemic. 

"Based on an independent economic analysis of COVID-19 impacts on public transit funding needs, APTA estimates that public transit agencies face $39.3 billion of additional costs and revenue losses, in addition to the emergency public transit funding provided in 2020," said APTA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Skoutelas in a press release.



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