CATS Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit 

APTA-organized day of action and engagement will take place on Tuesday, December 15 

December 15, 2020

Contact: Amie McNaylor

BATON ROUGE – CATS is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement. 

Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action. 

It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame-duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic. 

“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.” 

"I am proud to say that CATS has not stopped service during this COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to provide critical service to essential workers throughout this city, and we hope to continue that vital service," said CATS CEO Bill Deville.  


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