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Looking Ahead to an Infrastructure Bill

  • 1000 H Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

National Press Conference on Public Transportation Infrastructure Needs
Looking Ahead to an Infrastructure Bill

With Congress looking to pass an infrastructure bill this spring, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will host a national press conference on Monday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The press conference will address the many crucial public transportation projects that could move forward with federal funding in an infrastructure bill.

APTA will also release new information detailing critical public transit projects that are at varying stages of planning and development. This research shows the urgent needs of public transportation in the U.S. and specifically addresses the $90 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs needed nationwide. Federal funding in an infrastructure bill would greatly improve mobility, modernize public transportation, alleviate congestion and expand the reach of public transit systems for millions of Americans.

The speakers will be available for Q&A with journalists following their remarks.

WHAT:  Public Transportation Infrastructure Press Conference (also available by phone to U.S. reporters)

WHO: 

Moderator:

  • David M. Stackrow, Chair, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Washington, D.C.

National Overview:

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Washington, D.C.

Public Transit System Infrastructure Reports:

  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Chicago, IL

  • Nuria I. Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

  • Elizabeth Presutti, General Manager, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), Des Moines, IA

  • Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas, TX

  • Kevin B. Quinn, Jr., Administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), Baltimore, MD

WHEN: Monday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Hotel
                        1000 H Street
                        Washington, D.C.

RSVP:  Reporters are invited to attend in person or by phone. Contact Virginia Miller at vmiller@apta.com to RSVP and to receive the call-in number.