House leadership makes unprecedented assault on public transit

Waiting for bus Will we be forever waiting for the bus after Friday morning? Or just tossed under it?

Flickr photo by Dave Kellam

A key House Committee is threatening to kill three decades of successful investments in mass transit – originally started under President Ronald Reagan -- by ending the guarantee for dedicated funding for public transportation.

The House leadership is making unprecedented attack on transit.

In a shocking assault on transit that rolls back 30+ years of bipartisan federal transportation policy and reverses a decision made by President Reagan in the 1980’s, House leadership has proposed killing dedicated funding for the Mass Transit Account. No more guarantee of funding each year and no long-term stability for public transportation. States, cities, communities and their transit systems could lose billions.

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