Fighting for the transit dollar

Posted on March 5, 2010 by Dan Reichard

The amount of money being talked about to improve and upgrade passenger rail in the U.S. has grabbed a lot of the attention away from public transportation's need for funding.

Whether funding, needed for urban public transportation, should even compete with passenger rail funding is the question.

A new problem will arise if the public and congress lumps the two funding programs together as a national need, when commuter rail is seen as overlapping both kinds of public travel.

Until next time,

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