The billions of stimulus dollars that will be made available to transit agencies will flow through them into contracts for all kinds of goods and services.  The real benefactors of this money will be the companies and suppliers that provide these goods and services. 

The intent of the stimulus package is to create jobs.  It’s hardly possible for the transit agencies to increase their work force proportionately, so the grants to transit make up a stimulus package for transit suppliers, which is a very good thing.

Until next time,



Dan Reichard
Dan Reichard

Honorary member, Business Member Board of Governors