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ATU: White House, Senate Infrastructure Deal Good Step Forward, But More Must Be Done

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa, who represents nearly 200,000 workers in the transit, motor coach, and school bus industries in the U.S. and Canada, released the following statement in response to the infrastructure deal between the White House and bipartisan group of Senators:

"Much-needed funding to modernize and improve our nation's transportation systems and infrastructure is long overdue. As our nation continues to recover from the pandemic, safe, affordable, and accessible public transit for all will play a critical role in keeping our communities and economies moving as it has throughout this crisis. The announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure deal is welcomed and is a considerable step forward in meeting our infrastructure needs.

"While more must be done to pass a robust agreement, the ATU looks forward to working with the Biden administration and Congress to achieve our collective goal of repairing and modernizing our nation's crumbling infrastructure for the many people who rely on it, including our hardworking ATU members."