Stertil-Koni Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country to Urge Congress to #SavePublicTransit
APTA-organized day of action focuses on transit agency survival
STEVENSVILLE, MD, December 15, 2020 – Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has joined fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.
Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day is structured to shine a bright light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.
The stakes are indeed high. As APTA explained: “It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.’
Noted Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, “Without at least $32 billion in emergency funding for the industry, many transit agencies and vendors supporting them could be forced to scale back production, reduce employment and cut investment – all of which could hold back job growth and economic expansion.”
“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.”
Stertil-Koni - proud to be a Buy America company - is the market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, notably bus lifts and truck lifts, and proudly serves municipalities, state agencies, school bus fleets, major corporations, the U.S. Military and more. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes portable lifts such as Mobile Column Lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, and its axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The company’s innovative, inground telescopic piston DIAMONDLIFT is now available with an optional Continuous Recess system, ideal for low clearance vehicles. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland with production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands, and Streator, IL.
Contact: Paul Feldman, Paul.Feldman@Stertil-Koni.com, 410-643-9001
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