As announced on Feb. 15, leaders in the House decided to delay consideration of the transportation and tax titles of the
surface transportation authorization bill until Congress returns from recess on Feb. 27. The delay also canceled the
Rules Committee meeting that was expected to consider amendments on dedicated
funding for public transportation and other issues.
APTA is encouraging its members to continue to urge their representatives
to support a rule that allows consideration of the bipartisan amendment on the House floor and to support the amendment to restore dedicated
public transit funding when it is offered.
In the Senate, action is being blocked by senators who want the opportunity to offer a number of amendments that are unrelated to transportation. The Senate also returns on Feb. 27.
APTA has created an array of tools and resources to help reach out to elected officials, including talking points, fact sheets, and template letters--all on the APTA website.