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TARC Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

TARC Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

APTA-organized day of action and engagement will take place on Tuesday, December 15


LOUISVILLE, KY (December 15, 2020)

TARC 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.

Without at least $32 billion in emergency funding for the transit industry, TARC may soon have to make difficult operational decisions.

“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.”

“This is an immediate need that requires immediate action,” said TARC Executive Director Carrie Butler. Our communities are struggling to stay on their feet. We should be able to guarantee important systems of support like, public transit are available and running strong. The fear of losing access to the simple needs of everyday life should not be a new burden now placed on those already doing their best just to make it.”

 

 

Address range set to Louisville KY