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Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.

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Experts predict dire outcome from transportation funding proposal

APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy, Gary Thomas, president/CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Patrick Scully, COO of Daimler Buses, North America and others discussed the negative financial impacts the proposal would have on America’s public transportation systems.

Proposed transit bill would cut $1.7B from N.Y. MTA

The agency has a $12.6 billion operating budget and has budgeted about $4.5 billion annually in capital projects until 2014. MTA may be forced to raise fares to compensate for lost money needed to fund improvements.

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