First Stand Up 4 Transportation Day April 9
Article courtesy of apta.com
With the future of America’s public transportation, roads, bridges, and rail systems on the line, transportation and community leaders from across the country will unite Today, April 9, to highlight “Stand Up for Transportation Day.” Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), with support from national and local partners from transportation organizations, business and community oriented interests, Stand Up for Transportation Day will unite the voices of 216 participating organizations in more than 140 communities across the country to focus on the urgency of the passage of a long-term, federal transportation bill.
The current federal transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), is set to expire on May 31, 2015. Without a long-term federal transportation funding bill, the U.S. infrastructure will face tremendous uncertainty for vital transportation services and projects. Transportation is the backbone of our local and national economy. A long-term transportation bill is needed for better and expanded transportation options, and to continue to grow our economy.
"A reliable federal funding source is critical to maintain and expand our streets, bridges, public transit and aviation facilities," said Steve Banta, CEO of Arizona’s Valley Metro, on behalf of event partners. "Preserving and improving transportation infrastructure revitalizes communities, enhances quality of life and creates jobs."
Visit www.standup4transportation.org or engage on Twitter using #StandUp4Transportation.