"On behalf of the American Public
Transportation Association's (APTA) 1,500 members, I commend Chairmen Erskine
Bowles and Alan Simpson for including in their recommendations to the National
Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform proposals to support the
critical need to preserve and improve the nation's surface transportation
network, which includes public transportation systems, highways, and bridges,"
said American Public Transportation Association President William Millar.
Work can begin on the
Appalachian Regional Short-Line Rail project with the signing of a $12.9-million
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood said. The signing took place between the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.