By Metro Magazine
March 14 – A $200 billion investment in the nation’s public transportation infrastructure, over a 10-year period, could create and sustain 10 million jobs across America, according to a new analysis by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). In addition, it could provide sustained economic growth by contributing $800 billion to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product over a 20-year period.
“We have an opportunity to bring together a bi-partisan effort amongst Congress and the Administration to revitalize main street America with smart investments in local public transit,” said APTA Chair Doran Barnes. “Public transit’s role in getting people to work and bringing customers to businesses results in the far reaching economic impact of this investment. This coupled with our extensive supply chain provides for manufacturing jobs in small, mid-size and large communities.”