CityLink Joins APTA and Other Transit Agencies for #SavePublicTransit
CityLink is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.
Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.
It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.
“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.”
Without at least $32 billion in emergency funding for the industry CityLink will be forced to examine a possible service reduction and labor cuts.
“We are joining transit systems across the country for #SavePublicTransit because CityLink is among the many transit systems that would be deeply impacted if the emergency funding is not approved by Congress. We want to continue to provide the Greater Peoria area with safe and reliable transportation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” said CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs.