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Call This Morning to Boost Transit Funding in Stimulus Package

Last night Jerrold Nadler's stimulus bill amendment, which would add $3
billion for transit, cleared the House Rules
Committee. The full House may vote on the amendment by noon today, so the sooner you call your representative the better.

Transportation for America sends along some key points to make in your phone call:

    • In the poll released a few weeks ago by Transportation For Americaand the National Association of Realtors, fully 80% of respondents saidthat stimulus funds should not only create jobs, but also help us meetthe goals of reducing oil dependence, improving the environment andincreasing transportation options. Now is the time to increase muchneeded funding for public transportation.
    • Transportation For America has identified more than $5 billion innew transit extension and rail projects that could be ready to go in120 days, generating over 178,000 new jobs. These investments could putpeople to work building and operating rail cars and bus vehicles, inthe steel and concrete industries and in design and planningprofessions.

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