The Time is Now to Urge Congress to Support Public Transit Funding

March 23, 2018

The Time is Now to Urge Congress to Support Public Transit Funding

The Administration’s new infrastructure initiative and proposed budget recommend deep cuts to public transit funding. In 2015, Congress united to support public transportation, passing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act by strong bipartisan votes.

We need Congress to step up again, to protect public transportation funding and include public transit investment in its infrastructure legislation.

Supporters of public transit must come together, cut through the noise and tell Congress to protect public transportation funding.

Here’s what’s at risk:

    800,000 jobs—including more than a half-million construction and related positions.
    Mobility for millions of Americans who rely on rail and bus systems to get to work, access education and health care, and connect with friends, family and their larger communities.
    Public transit improvements communities are counting on—the Administration’s proposals would cut funding for new rail and bus ways by 57%.

We’re at a critical juncture. Congress will soon be voting on the federal budget—and then may focus on a stand-alone infrastructure bill. We need to call on Congress now to unite again to keep public transportation moving.

Polling shows 75 percent of Americans support increased investment in public transportation. Your message can help convince Congress that public transportation should remain a priority.