Friday, May 6, 2011

Rising Gas Prices + Rising Transit Ridership = Cut Transit Funding

Unfortunately for those turning to public transportation for a reprieve [from high gas prices], they’re most likely experiencing a system that has been cut to the bone in the past 18 months as lawmakers in D.C. stood by. Not only did the 111th Congress fail to pass the Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010, which would have provided emergency federal funds to restore and maintain transit service across the country, the 112th Congress has recently slashed transit funding as a way to curb federal spending. More could be on the way.

More from the New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA) blog.

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