Transportation: A non-issue for campaign

Posted on May 13, 2008 by Dan Reichard

Between now and November, we will be drowning in the presidential campaign, and everything but the topic of public transportation will be discussed. Have you heard any talk by any of the candidates about public transportation or about funding it?  Does it really matter? Presidents submit their annual budget, only to have Congress tear it apart. Ultimately, Congress decides what is going to be allocated for mass transportation funding.

The people who can influence decisions on public transportation are your local congressman and state senators.  They are the ones who deliver on funding for mass transit. Ask them about their points of view, never mind the presidential candidates. If you attend a public meeting for your local congressional representatives, bring up the funding question. If the crowd hears your question, your legislator will publicly commit.

Until next time,

Dan

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