The House of Representatives will soon consider a new five-year transportation bill. Following an amendment in the House Ways and Means Committee, a long-established dedicated funding stream for mass transit was cut out of the bill. Congressman Pitts opposes the cut and is working to restore the funds with a floor amendment.
Congressman Pitts' statement follows:
"One of the greatest barriers low-income Americans face in getting and keeping a job is transportation. In both Reading and Lancaster, residents take the bus to work. For many, it is the only option. Unfortunately, the House transportation bill cuts the dedicated funding for mass transit.
"I'm working with both Democrats and Republicans to build support for an amendment that will restore these funds. I think we can all recognize how important transit is to the millions of Americans who are looking for work."