Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Can #transit be revived? Signs of life in Washington

Guest blogger Deputy Secretary John Porcari: Creating jobs, opportunity through transit investments - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation: "Transit literally connects people with opportunities. It connects them to jobs, to school, to the grocery store. It connects customers to businesses. For many Americans and American businesses, it’s an absolute lifeline.

But in many places, that lifeline is crumbling. If we're going to be honest with ourselves, we have to acknowledge that our major transit systems were built and paid for by our parents and grandparents. The American Jobs Act would provide $9 billion for thousands of jobs repairing bus and rail transit systems. Once Congress passes the Act, that money will go out quickly and easily into the economy, creating jobs and helping get our transit systems up to speed."

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