Nadler Amendment would Increase Funding for Transit in Stimulus Bill

A new amendment offered by U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter DeFazio (D-OR),  Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Steve Ellison (D-MN) and Michael McMahon (D-NY) to the American Recovery and Investment Act would increase transit capital funding by $3 billion. This amendment must be approved by the House Rules Committee today to allow for debate on the House floor this Wednesday.

America 2050 supports increasing funding for public transit as part of the economic stimulus bill as a way to both increase jobs in the short term while positioning America for greater energy independence, mobility, and competitiveness in the long term.

Read more about the Nadler Amendment in this one-pager provided by T 4 America. Calls are needed today and January 28 to your U.S. Representatives to show support for this critical amendment.