Passenger Transport Express - 12/08/2017 (Plain Text Version)

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APTA Addresses Issues in Tax Reform Bill

This week the House and Senate both appointed conferees to negotiate and reconcile the different House and Senate passed tax reform bills, both called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

APTA sent a letter to the conferees stating priorities on tax reform, reinforcing the principles stated in previous letters to the tax-writing committees in both chambers. These include the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, Private Activity Bonds (PABs), Advance Refundability of Municipal Bonds, the Commuter Tax Benefit and Alternative Fuels Benefits. To view the letter, click here.

APTA also signed two different coalition letters related to the preservation of PABs and the advance refundability of municipal bonds. To view the letter sent by the Public Finance Coalition, click here. To view the letter sent by another coalition of advocates for infrastructure investment, click here.

A Legislative Alert on this topic can be found on the APTA website.


Make plans to attend these upcoming APTA conferences:

Business Member Board of Governors Annual Business Meeting
January 24-26, 2018
Indian Wells, CA

Transit CEOs Seminar
February 10-12, 2018
Miami, FL

Legal Affairs Seminar

February 25-27, 2018
Palm Springs, CA

Marketing & Communications Workshop
February 25-28, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Legislative Conference
March 18-20, 2018
Washington, DC [return to top]


Cutting Commute CostsUSA Today cites APTA in its report on "5 ways to cut the cost of your commute."

Meeting the Smart City Challenge—StateTech Magazine reports on the benefits of cities investing in intelligent transportation systems, focusing on the mobility upgrades planned in Columbus, OH, winner of U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.

Policing Railroad Tracks with Drones—FRA is joining with police in Brunswick, ME, to use drones to patrol for trespassers along railroad tracks used by Amtrak’s Downeaster service.

Jingling All the Way—The Chicago Transit Authority's decorated train brings the holiday home. [return to top]