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The ATU: Senate Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a Significant Step Forward

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement regarding the Senate voting to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“We applaud today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the Senate. This is a significant step forward in modernizing our nation’s public transit systems and fixing our crumbling transportation infrastructure. The fact that it has garnered bipartisan support is a testament to the critical importance of public transit, which benefits all Americans regardless of their political party. Through this bill, we will boost our nation’s transit systems, create good jobs, and ensure the safety of transit workers who have been seeing a rise in assaults on the job.

“We thank President Biden and the Senate for their leadership and look forward to working with the House to make this investment in public transit and our nation’s infrastructure a reality to keep our communities and economies moving.”