Infrastructure Law Moves Public Transportation Forward

Voices for Public Transit is still celebrating last year’s passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). It is a critical step forward for public transportation across the nation.

This is how you’ll see the budget in action within your local communities and communities across the country:

  • Long-overdue upgrades and repairs to aging public transit infrastructure while modernizing bus and rail fleets.
  • Replacing older public transit vehicles with newer, low-emissions ones in order to support the transition to a more sustainable, cleaner future.
  • Improved access to public transit, both for historically underserved communities as well as for riders with disabilities.

Ultimately, passage and implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means communities across the country will soon be seeing new and expanded bus, light rail, and train systems that are safer, faster, and cleaner than ever. Expanded access to public transit in new communities—including low-income and rural areas—will help more Americans access critical economic, employment, and entertainment opportunities. And an increased focus on greener, low-emissions transit options will mean a cleaner environment and improved quality of life in communities nationwide.

For more information, check out these resources from the American Public Transportation Association and the Federal Transit Administration. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our own overview of the monumental passage of last year’s infrastructure package.

Categories: Infrastructure