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| VOLUME 78, NO. 4

More than 20 APTA members were guests at the first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure in Las Vegas.

Presidential Candidates Champion Infrastructure,
Investment in Public Transportation
APTA Front and Center at Forum
THE CAMPUS OF THE University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
served as the home for the
first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure
Feb. 16. A delegation of APTA
leadership and members took
front row seats as presidential
candidates former Vice President Joe Biden; Pete Buttigieg,
former mayor of South Bend,
IN; Sen. Amy Klobuchar and
Tom Steyer, businessman/
entrepreneur, discussed the
future of the nation's infras-
tructure at "- Moving America
Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,
Jobs, and Building a Better
America." All leading candidates from both parties were
invited to participate in the
forum.

APTA Chair Nuria I. Fernandez, general manager
and CEO, Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority; APTA
Vice Chair Jeffrey Nelson,
general manager, Rock Island
County METROLink, IL; and
APTA President and CEO Paul
P. Skoutelas led the delegation
of more than 20 members to
Las Vegas.
"It's fitting that APTA
cohosted the first-ever presidential candidate forum on
infrastructure issues," said
-Fernandez. "Infrastructure
presents both an urgent challenge and a singular opportunity for the next presidential
administration to address
an issue that affects every
American."
"It's great to see candidates

have a thoughtful, in-depth
conversation around the
critical issue of infrastructure,
particularly public transportation and passenger rail, which
provides millions of Americans
with access to jobs, education and healthcare," said
-Skoutelas. "APTA members
know infrastructure is a critical
issue that impacts Americans
in cities, suburbs and rural
communities every day."

The forum, hosted by the
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization United for Infrastructure, was moderated by The
Wall Street Journal's Executive Washington Editor Jerry
Seib and Deputy Washington
Bureau Chief Jeanne Cummings, and included questions
from voters in Nevada and
across the country.
Candidates were asked how
their infrastructure agendas

would improve communities,
strengthen the economy, create jobs and promote safety
and national security. Among
topics discussed was investment in public transportation,
in particular passenger rail.
Central to the discussion at
the forum was the candidates'
universal recognition that

INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM
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APTA Chair Nuria I. Fernandez, APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas and APTA Vice Chair Jeffrey Nelson at
the forum, attended by more than 300 people.



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