Transit leaders advocate for federal transit investment on eve of budget proposal

American City and County: President Trump is expected to unveil a budget outline by mid-March, and transit leaders across the country are advocating for transit investments as part of the president’s previously proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced on Monday that recent estimates show that a $200 billion investment in public transportation would create 10 million jobs over 10 years and add $800 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product over the following 20 years, The Hill reports.

“Seventy-three percent of all capital money that goes into transit flows back into private sector,” APTA President Richard White said during a news conference, per The Hill.

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