SAN FRANCISCO — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission says that local transit agencies spend nearly 20 percent of their collective budgets on administrative functions such as purchasing, planning, dispatching and marketing, sfexaminer.com reports.

Nationally, the Commission says, such costs are just 15 percent of operating budgets and that Bay Area transit agencies should be able to cut 5 percent of their collective $2 billion annual budgets, or about $100 million, each year. For the full story, click here.

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