SPORTRAN Joins public transit systems around the country in urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

SporTran is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.

Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.

It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

“Public transportation is a vital part of our community. We serve essential employees every day, providing their transportation to work and healthcare appointments. Without public transportation, the nation’s health and economic recovery will stall even more,” said SporTran CEO Dinero’ Washington. “The public transportation industry’s very survival is at stake if Congress does not act quickly to provide emergency funding.”