SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local leaders are making a push to save federal funding for San Diego transportation projects.

The current federal funding authorization bill is set to expire May 31.

Business and community leaders and elected officials are calling on congress to pass a long-term solution to fund improvements for public transportation.

The public is being asked to show their support by using public transportation Thursday to either to get to work or the Padres home opener at Petco Park.