Transit Funding Bill Introduced in Congress

The Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010 (S-3412) has been introduced in Congress.  The bill would provide $2 billion in grants for cash-strapped transit providers around the nation so they can continue to operate transit service.  Essentially every transit agency in the country, including New Jersey Transit, is having financial difficulties.  The Lackawanna Coalition and other rail-advocacy organizations have consistently called for this sort of Federal operating support for transit.