EXTON, Pa., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewsCentre/ — United Safety is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15th 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.
Our essential workers in and around the Greater Philadelphia Region need public transit to get to jobs in hospitals and grocery stores. Congress needs to act NOW to #SavePublicTransit
"Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery," said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. "The industry’s very survival is at stake."
"The essential services that provide mobility to our cities also drive our economy. Transit systems that move people also buy products that support local and regional economies. We urge Congress to act immediately in supporting this vital industry with at least $32 billion in emergency funding," said United Safety Executive Vice President Ray Melleady.
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