Apr 7, 2015
RTA partners with City of Cleveland, County and NOACA to highlight
urgent need to invest in local transportation infrastructure
- Valarie J. McCall, APTA Vice-Chair & RTA Board member
- Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland
- Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
- Congressman James Renacci (OH-16)
- Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, NOACA
- Joe Calabrese, CEO & General Manager, RTA
- Tower City Station, near the Waterfront Line
- 10 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015
Join local and national officials as they review current track conditions and repair projects and hear remarks regarding road and bridge infrastructure repair needs. The best photo may be Joe Calabrese leading a tour of tracks that need to be upgraded.
Following the event, officials will board the Red Line to the Brookpark Station to break ground for a new station at 11:30 a.m.
Stand Up for Transportation Day - Communities across the nation unite to emphasize the need for long-term investment in U.S. transportation infrastructure. The current Federal Transportation Bill is set to expire on May 31.
With the future of America’s public transportation, roads, bridges and rail systems on the line, transportation and community leaders from across the country will unite on April 9, 2015, to highlight Stand Up for Transportation Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), with support from national and local partners from transportation organizations, business and community-oriented interests, Stand Up for Transportation Day will unite the voices of 216 participating organizations in more than 140 communities across the country to focus on the urgency of the passage of a long-term, federal transportation bill.
The current federal transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), is set to expire on May 31, 2015. Without a long-term federal transportation funding bill, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and communities across the country will face tremendous uncertainty. Transportation is the backbone of our local and national economy. A long-term transportation bill is needed for better and expanded transportation options, and to continue to grow our economy.
- Visit www.standup4transportation.org
- Engage on Twitter using #StandUp4Transportation
- Linda Scardilli Krecic
- 216-390-9605, cell