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Bus riders on the back of the stimulus bus

Highway and bridge lobbyists trumped mass transit riders in the final stimulus bill. Our MTA and other transit authorities around the country seem to be in line for token stimulus funds, but only to fund new building projects; no immediate operating support to stave off fare hikes, service cuts, and lay-offs.
Cross post from Examiner.com, http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-8257-SF-Energy-Policy-Examiner~y2009m5d28-Mass-transit-riders-stimulated-with-fare-hikes-and-service-cuts-all-over-the-USA

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