Zoom Meeting

With historic funding to boost public transit, fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and improve safety for workers and riders, the ATU applauds the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the House of Representatives. The bill includes $39 billion for public transit plus the five-year Surface Transportation bill, which is attached to the Infrastructure bill, resulting in a massive 63 percent increase in funding for public transit. “This legislation is a game changer for public transit, workers, riders, and our country,” said International President John Costa. “It’s a down payment on our future. It will help fight climate change with funding to replace thousands of gas-powered buses with clean, zero-emission vehicles and provides critical workforce development to ensure frontline transit workers are trained to safely repair, maintain, and operate vehicles with this new technology.” The ATU also applauds the infrastructure bill’s inclusion of language from the ATU-backed Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act that will make critical safety improvements to protect the lives of transit workers and passengers. Costa also hosted a zoom attended by more than 165 Local Presidents/Business Agents from across the U.S. to educate our Locals and members about the importance and impact of this groundbreaking legislation on our Locals, our members, and out transit agencies,