FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NLC President Chris Coleman Advocates for Federal Transit Funding

December 11, 2013

National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn. testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the impact of the New Starts program on local  infrastructure projects and local economic vitality.

Mayor Coleman’s written testimony can be viewed here.

NLC views transit funding as a critical federal investment and supports continued support for the New Starts and Small Starts program to spur economic growth across America. 

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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