April 06, 2022

Chair DeFazio Celebrates Largest-Ever Investment in Public Transit Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $20 billion in funding for transit agencies and communities to use for public transportation across the nation. This historic investment in public transit is possible because of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which DeFazio led to passage in the House. 

“Today’s historic announcement of $20 billion dollars for public transit in communities across America is welcome news for families who count on reliable transit to get them to jobs, schools, grocery stores, hospitals and countless other important destinations,” Chair DeFazio said. “Investing in modes of transit that will help decarbonize our transportation sector is critically important to the future of the planet. I am pleased to see the Biden administration moving swiftly to deploy these important resources.”

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