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MTD hosting Stand Up For Transportation Day

The federal transportation funding bill ends in May, and without a long-term solution on the horizon, the American Public Transportation Association is working with the nation’s public transportation systems to raise awareness for the need for a new bill. CUMTD is hosting a Stand Up 4 Transportation session on Thursday, April 9th at the Illinois Terminal.

From the release:

WHAT: Stand Up for Transportation Day – With the future of America’s public transportation, roads, bridges and rail systems on the line, transportation and community leaders from across the country will unite on April 9, 2015 to highlight “Stand Up for Transportation Day.”  Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), with support from national and local partners from transportation organizations, business and community oriented interests, Stand Up for Transportation Day will unite the voices of 216 participating organizations in more than 140 communities across the country to focus on the urgency of the passage of a long-term, federal transportation bill. This session will highlight some of the critical local transit and infrastructure projects that will be negatively affected if short- and long-term federal funding is not available.

WHY: The current federal transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), is set to expire on May 31, 2015. Without a long-term federal transportation funding bill, our area as well as communities across the country will face tremendous uncertainty.  Transportation is the backbone of our local and national economy. A long-term transportation bill is needed for better and expanded transportation options, and to continue to grow our economy.

WHERE: Illinois Terminal – 45 East University Avenue, Champaign – 2nd Floor Lobby

WHEN: 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 9, 2015

Visit or engage on Twitter using #StandUp4Transportation

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