Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides Long-Term Funding for Public Transit Passed with bipartisan support in 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides historic levels of investment funding in public transportation. IIJA Strengthens America’s Commitment to Public Transit These investments will go a long way in helping local communities: Make long-overdue upgrades to public transit […]
Powering Stronger Local Economies, More Vibrant Communities with Public Transit Public transit is an investment in stronger local economies that ultimately help support more vibrant, diverse, and connected communities. Why is public transit such a game-changer for local businesses, workers, and economies across the country? Because it expands access—for both workers and customers—while driving increased […]
Voices for Public Transit welcomes new and returning members of Congress back to Washington! We are excited to begin working with Congress and the many new faces in the Biden Administration. Thank you for your past—and future—support for public transportation. Communities across the country benefit every day from public transportation, but more must be done to champion this vital, essential service.
2020 has been a historic year—by many measures. Our nation has struggled, but communities have also pulled together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and provide relief for the most vulnerable.
The President’s State of the Union (SOTU) address and the accompanying Democratic response will take place on Tuesday, February 4. Both addresses will be made with an eye toward the November elections, and you can expect to hear about many hot-button issues. We hope to hear renewed commitments to support American transportation and infrastructure, but public transit connects to many other issues high in the public consciousness right now.
December 4 was a milestone for American public transit—and our nation’s entire transportation system. For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress passed a long-term transportation bill—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act.” President Obama signed the bill into law just hours before current authorization of transportation programs expired. Voices for Public […]