Public Transit Gets Bipartisan Voice in Congress

Congress has an Animal Protection Caucus, a Hockey Caucus, and a Kidney Caucus, so it's about time the millions of Americans who rely on public transit for their daily transportation needs had a voice in D.C.
May 28, 2013, 6am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the House announced on Thursday that they were forming a caucus for public transportation supporters," reports Keith Laing. "The lawmakers, Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), said the caucus would 'provide a forum for members of Congress to engage in constructive dialogue on the challenges and needs of mass transit agencies across the country.'" 

“Buses, trains, and light rail that run safely and reliably reduce congestion on our roads, improve travel times across all modes, cut down on air pollution, and make our communities more attractive places to live, work, and own businesses,” Lipinski said in a statement. “Maintaining and improving our public transportation systems must be a part of the solution to creating jobs at home and ensuring our competitiveness in the global marketplace," he continued. 

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Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in The Hill's Transportation Blog
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