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,


Dan Reichard
Dan Reichard

Honorary member, Business Member Board of Governors