Senator Bob Casey was in Altoona today to talk about how to improve mass transit. Casey toured the Amtrak facility and hosted a roundtable discussion with local leaders about the importance of mass transit.
Pennsylvania is expected to receive at least $2.8 billion over five years for public transit as part of the bipartisan infrastructure plan that was signed into law last month.
Amtrak wants to use some of that money to replace its aging and shrinking bus fleets, provide more mobility options and boost economic growth.
“It’s critical that we make these investments in transit so people can get to work and so so people can get to appointments and be able to travel within this community”
Casey also expressed optimism in passing the larger build back better package. Democrats are trying to pass the bill with just party only support by Christmas.