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February 17th, 2009
The Take Away: 'The nation is heading towards a transit crisis'

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr talks with The Take Away on public radio about the operating budget shortfall common to most of America’s mass transit systems, and if Congress’ stimulus plan will be able to help.

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    [...] system, despite strong voter support for increased service in the 2007 election. And at PBS’s Blueprint America’s blog, you’ll find an excellent report on the nation’s mass transit crisis that aired yesterday on [...]

  • Maureen Powers

    I’m Chair of the Board of the WestCAT system used as an example in this piece, and I just want to say that I appreciate your bringing quandaries like ours to the public’s attention. The tragedy is that even with the support of legislators like State Senator DeSaulnier we still do not have adequate funding to keep our service on the street at levels that are attractive to the ridership, as Mr. Anderson said. It’s not just money that we need, it’s an entire change in attitude by government. Society cannot function without adequate mobility systems, and buses are an essential component.

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