Monday, January 26, 2009

The feared transit cuts

For some reason states and cities always look at the same places when they need to make budget cuts, with transit being always first in the line in the chopping blog. We have talked extensively on how this is disruptive for economy in many ways, and goes against sustainable growth. Transit for America is pushing back hard in this issue, trying to make sure that states and cities don´t make cuts now that will put in jeopardy clean, efficient transportation later. 

For that they have launched a transit cuts map, to put on the table the places that are cutting and shouldn't be doing this kind of changes. Remember, most transit services that are eliminated are used by low income people in many metro areas; the cuts are not just bad in the long run, but they also hurt those who are at the bottom. 

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