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Contact your Rep. about transit funding

Solitary RIPTA bus in Kennedy Plaza

The House Ways and Means Committee is set to vote, tomorrow, on a Bill which would eliminate dedicated funding for Public Transportation. Transportation for America has the story:

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, leaving millions of riders already faced with service cuts and fare increases out in the cold.

In a stunning development late last night, House leadership and the Ways and Means committee made a shocking attack on transit that would have huge impacts for the millions of people who depend on public transportation each day.

They proposed putting every public transportation system in immediate peril by eliminating guaranteed funding for the Mass Transit Account and forcing transit to go begging before Congress for general funds each year – all while highway spending continues to be guaranteed with protected funds for half a decade at a time.

Get involved
Can you take just a moment and tell your representative that this short-sighted idea is intolerable for their voters?

Read more at Transportation for America.

See also: Ways and Means Proposal Would Derail How America Gets To Work And Put Public Transportation On Life Support from Smart Growth America and today’s News & Notes.

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