September 13, 2010
Classifieds in this issue include executive and managerial positions with transit agencies and vendors throughout North America!
Reactions to Obama's Infrastructure Proposal
Editor's Note: On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, President Barack Obama laid out a plan for renewing and expanding America's transportation infrastructure that combines a long-term vision for the future with new investments.
Tuls plan would build on investments already made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and create jobs for American workers. It would also reform the way America currently invests in transportation,. changing the focus to enhancing competition, innovation, performance, and analysis that provides the greatest return for the monies invested. One elements of the president's plan is to make major new investments in the nation's bus and rail transit system, dedicating significant funding to the New Starts program, and continuing to invest in high-speed rail.
APTA released a statement lauding the president that is included in the front page story. Below are other excerpts from reactions to the president's speech.