STEVENSVILLE, MD, January 25, 2021
– Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that it fully supports President Joe Biden’s recently proposed “American Rescue Plan,” which would allocate $20 billion in relief for what the president termed “the hardest hit public transit agencies.”
According to the Biden administration: “Safe and dependable public transit systems are critical for a robust and equitable economy recovery.” The administration also stated that this relief “will keep agencies from laying off transit workers and cutting the routes that essential workers rely on every day…”
Also signaling its support was the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) which, in a statement noted: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, applauds the incoming Biden administration for recognizing the critical needs of our industry. The proposed emergency transit funding included in the American Rescue Plan is vital to the industry’s survival and will help prevent massive labor cuts and drastic service reductions.” The APTA represents a $74 billion industry that directly employs 435,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs.
Concluded Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, “A robust and healthy public transportation system is fundamental to accelerating America’s return to a fully functioning, forward-looking economy – and that is why we are so supportive of this initiative. As the Biden administration has shown, public transit is indeed an essential industry that provides the American people with the ability to rapidly and efficiently travel to and from work, school, shopping, cultural events, medical appointments and much more every single day.”
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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