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Support Public Transit in the Elections

Oct. 15, 2020

Public transportation will appear on ballots in regions all across the country—and your vote counts. You may be able to support public transit with your vote in more than one way.

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Covid-19 Election

Public Transportation Faces a Perfect Storm

Sep. 16, 2020

American public transportation systems are facing a perfect storm: $32 billion in COVID-19 emergency funding is urgently needed to maintain safe, reliable operations that enable essential healthcare, pharmacy, grocery, utility, and other workers get to their jobs. Long-term transportation funding expires on September 30 and we need to maintain and repair our current public transit systems. We still need a bold infrastructure plan the enables our growing nation to get around in the years ahead. We need Congress to tackle all of these priorities, beginning with emergency funding.

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Covid-19

Negotiations for New COVID-19 Emergency Funding Stall in Congress: American Public Transit Systems Face Financial Shortfall

Aug. 24, 2020

Washington lawmakers have hit an impasse on providing additional COVID-19 emergency response funding to American families, state and local governments, and public transportation systems. Congress has not officially adjourned for the traditional August recess, but many lawmakers have left Washington with no resolution to the stalled negotiations in sight. This is disheartening news for many, […]

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Covid-19 Election

Essential Connections: A day in the life of public transportation during the pandemic

Jun. 10, 2020

Most Americans are navigating these uncertain times by isolating at home, as we’ve been asked to do. Others, by no choice of their own, have to be out and about. They include the essential workers who provide crucial services, like health care providers, grocers, and the sanitation crews that keep our streets clean. Others are […]

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Covid-19 Storytelling

Congress Approves Emergency Covid-19 Funding For Public Transit

Mar. 31, 2020

Lawmakers passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—including $25 billion in emergency funding for public transportation—late Friday afternoon, March 27. President Trump signed the bill into law just a few hours later. This urgently needed legislation—passed with a strong bipartisan vote—provides broad economic relief to Americans and supports critical industries, including public […]

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Covid-19