Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day on Dec. 15 will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge Congress to take immediate action on at least $32 billion in emergency funding.
Show your support for #SavePublicTransit. Participate and engage in as many ways as you can:
â¢ Share your message of support for public transit on social media or reshare TARTAâs posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
â¢ Contact our Northwest Ohio Congressional Members by phone and email:
Senator Sherrod Brown
T:(202) 224-2315 or 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)
Senator Rob Portman
T: (419) 259-3895
Representative Marcy Kaptur
T: (419) 259-7500
Representative Bob Latta
T: (419) 354-8700
â¢ Inform local partners and elected officials about the important need for federal public transit emergency funding with APTAâs talking points.
âImmediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industryâs dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nationâs economic recovery. The industryâs very survival is at stake.â
â APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas
âWithout at least $32 billion in emergency funding for the industry, TARTA will be forced to consider service reductions and layoffs as well as halting technology and infrastructure investments as austerity measures.â
âAt no other time than during the COVID-19 pandemic has it been more apparent that public transit is a critical component to thriving communities. We have been honored to continue to transport 3,000 customers daily to essential destinations including work, medical services, pharmacies and grocery stores. Our front-line staff have been steadfast and have worked diligently to keep our community moving during this most challenging time.â
– TARTA CEO Kimberly Dunham.
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