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APTA Resources Have Essential Information

APTA has made available many publications and online tools to support you as you meet with congressional members and staff to convey public transit’s impact on communities and our nation.

Here is a summary of some of the resources available at the Advocacy Resource Center during APTA’s 2018 Legislative Conference.

The Benefits of Reliable Federal Funding
This report details how guaranteed funding for public transportation encourages innovation, supports U.S. manufacturing, delivers projects faster and at a lower cost and can help improve the state of good repair.

Public Transit’s Impact on Rural and Small Towns
This study examines the impact of public transit on rural and small-town communities, showing that its affordability and the demographic makeup of these regions make public transit increasingly desirable. 

Bus and Railcar ­Schematics Also available are copies of APTA’s schematics of a bus and a railcar that display how federal investment in public transportation creates and sustains U.S. jobs.

2017 Fact Book

The latest edition of APTA’s Public Transportation Fact Book is available in print and electronic editions. The 68th edition’s compendium of facts and figures reports that more than 6,700 U.S. public transportation organizations provided 4.89 billion revenue miles of service with more than 147,000 vehicles. Data is compiled and represented visually to show how public transportation technology and services have evolved.

The Business Case for Infrastructure Investment
This publication describes the current state of the public transportation industry and how investing in infrastructure modernization is critical for communities across the U.S. The brochure was funded by APTA’s Business Member Activity Fund.

The FAST Act authorizes funding for federal transit, rail and highway programs through FY 2020, and this guide summarizes the act’s key provisions. It includes many of APTA’s recommendations on federal public transportation authorizing law, developed by the association’s Authorization Task Force, High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Committee and Legislative Committee and approved by the APTA Board of Directors.

Invest in Public Transportation for a Stronger America
This booklet summarizes APTA’s suggestions for infrastructure initiative recommendations, as approved by the APTA Board of Directors. It also makes the case for the Trump administration and Congress to dramatically increase current federal investment levels to support the nation’s public transportation and intercity passenger rail systems.

Industry Footprint
What’s the impact of public transportation in your area? Find out quickly by using APTA’s Industry Footprint portal, which delivers the latest information on member ­locations, highlights the breadth and depth of ­public transportation services offered and presents key facts and statistics—all searchable by state and congressional district levels. The interactive map was sponsored by the APTA Business Member Activities Fund.

Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows
This brochure underscores the need for federal investment by highlighting the industry’s basic value messages; its role as a catalyst for job creation and economic opportunity and for enhancing global economic competitiveness, enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability and national security.

Find these resources at the APTA website by searching on the publication or tool title.
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