The following press release was originally posted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) on January 14, 2013:
APTA President and CEO Releases State of the Public Transportation Industry
New Voter Survey Shows Strong Support of Public Transportation
In the State of the Industry for Public Transportation, published in the January 14 edition of Passenger Transport, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Michael Melaniphy released new information about voters’ support for public transportation. A new nationwide survey conducted on November 6, 2012, which assessed the voter mindset and motivation as the American people voted for a new Congress and President, showed overwhelming support for public transportation.
Eighty-one percent of respondents value public transit’s affordable mobility; 79 percent believe public transportation offers opportunity for every segment of the population; while 76 percent of respondents favor increased public transit funding to decrease our dependence on foreign oil and to improve America’s economic security. To continue reading, click here.