Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy on Proposal from Senators Corker and Murphy


“APTA applauds Senators Bob Corker and Chris Murphy for proposing a long-term solution that would ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and provide the funding needed to preserve and maintain our existing surface transportation system. This is a courageous and realistic proposal that would help to solve what has been a recurring problem for numerous years. This legislation would go a long way toward addressing state of good repair issues across the country on public transportation systems and America’s highways and bridges.”

“We wholeheartedly support the leadership that Senator Murphy and Senator Corker have demonstrated by creating this bi-partisan fix for the nation’s infrastructure. We cannot continue to ignore the issue and allow our infrastructure to fall further into disrepair because of a lack of investment. The longer we ignore the issue the more it will cost American taxpayers in the long run. APTA looks forward to supporting these Senators as they introduce the bill.”

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.  More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.