Metro CEO Art Leahy, in Washington for a transit conference, reported growing support for the 30/10 Initiative, also known as “America Fast Forward.” This time the endorsement comes from the American Public Transportation Assn., a Washington-based nonprofit which represents transit agencies (including Metro) and private firms involved in building and operating transit.
Leahy sent this message home in a briefing memo to staff:
APTA Board of Directors Endorses Legislative Proposals to Accelerate Construction of Highway and Transit Projects
This weekend, I joined the American Public Transportation Association’s Board of Directors in Washington, DC in endorsing our innovative financial legislative proposals. APTA has now integrated our TIFIA enhancement proposal and qualified transportation bond proposal into their official legislative program.
Our two legislative proposals, which we collectively call America Fast Forward, will also be considered by other major transportation associations in the months to come.
APTA’s endorsement of our legislative efforts is clear proof that we are advancing content rich ideas that merit serious consideration by the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration.
The campaign is gaining momentum on all fronts. America Fast Forward was also featured recently in a Time video.