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Transportation stimulus: ‘small step’

Transportation initiatives in an economic recovery bill released by a House committee today (pdf) “take a small step in the right direction where bold strides are needed,” said Brian Imus of Illinois PIRG.

“Money included to modernize and expand public transportation networks will put thousands to work while reducing our nation’s dependence on oil, traffic congestion, and global warming pollution,” he said.  But he points out that “three times as much money is allocated to highways.”

“The question that remains is whether [highway spending] will prioritize much-needed repair of crumbling roads and bridges or be squandered on wasteful superhighways and lane expansions.”

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Category: economy, transition, transportation


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