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Mon May 3, 2021, 01:15 PM

Vice President Harris discusses transit with Cincinnati area advocates

Source: Mass Transit

Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) were in Cincinnati on April 30 for a roundtable discussion on public transit and the importance it holds, not only in the realm of mobility, but its influence on economics and equity.

Vice President Harris and Sen. Brown were joined by Darryl Haley, CEO and general manager of Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA); Eddie Koen, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio; Troy Miller, president of ATU Local 627; Vikas Mehta, professor of urbanism at the University of Cincinnati; and Jill Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

Vice President Harris began the discussion by noting her belief that “good transit equals vibrant communities” and the administration seeing transit investment as investment in job creation, community improvement and access to opportunity.

The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan proposal calls for $85 billion over eight years to be invested directly in transit and includes $25 billion to help transit fleets transition to zero-emissions, as well as $40 billion in training to help workers prepare and participate in new economy jobs, such as training bus mechanics on how to maintain zero-emission fleets.

Read more: https://www.masstransitmag.com/management/article/21221015/vice-president-harris-discusses-transit-with-cincinnati-area-advocates

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