Transportation Funding is Focus of "Stand Up 4 Transportation" Day

(April 9, 2015) - The current transportation funding bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), will expire May 31. In an effort to raise awareness about our country's lack of a long-term, sustainable and reliable transportation funding bill, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is hosting a nationwide Stand Up 4 Transportation Day.

Today, more than 90 APTA member agencies and firms from across the nation will participate in various events in their communities today, and more than 260 organizations – transit agencies, businesses, advocacy groups, state associations, universities, business leaders – have signed up to participate.

HDR supports APTA's efforts to encourage our nation's leaders to set aside partisanship and act to repair, strengthen and build our transportation infrastructure. We recognize the importance of infrastructure investment across the U.S. and the need for a long-term transportation bill. HDR staff in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Utah and Texas are actively participating in their local Stand Up for Transportation Day events – ranging from press conferences and parades to community rallies and petitions to Congress.

"I encourage all HDR staff to find out what Stand Up 4 Transportation Day events are taking place near them and to show support for a long-term transportation funding bill," said Charlie O'Reilly, Transportation director. "As engineers, planners and architects, we see the need to strengthen our infrastructure every day and should stand up for investment in our nation's future."