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state transit cuts update

By enelson
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 at 6:39 pm in Buses, Funding, rail, Transit vs. driving.

I’ve not been to Sacramento recently to check in on the fate of public transit funding, threatened now with $1.3 billion in cuts, so I’ll pass along this release from CalPIRG’s Emily Rusch, whose job description includes agitating for more and better public transportation:

The Senate Budget Subcommittee that handles transportation (Senator Machado, Senator Kehoe, and Senator Dutton) voted this morning to flat out reject the Governor’s $1.3 billion in proposed cuts to public transit agencies on a 2-1 vote.

The vote is a huge victory for public transit and we applaud Senator Machado and Senator Kehoe for recognizing the important role of public transit to ease traffic congestion and meet our commitments to reduce global warming pollution.

Tomorrow at 1:30pm the Assembly Budget Subcommittee will hold their hearing on the Public Transportation Account, led by Assembly member Mike Feuer.

Stay tuned . . .

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