Transit Spending Pitched as Means to Boost Equity, Aid Climate

July 27, 2021, 10:01 AM

Boosting transit funding would advance racial equity, an advocacy campaign is arguing as it seeks to influence lawmakers’ work on a major infrastructure package.

About $20 billion in annual transit operating funding, on top of the money House Democrats have proposed each year for transit, would increase service, shorten wait times, offer more people access to jobs, and reduce emissions, advocates found.

Reports on seven states, being released Tuesday by Just Strategy and the National Campaign for Transit Justice, come as senators have been divided on the amount of money to provide for public transit in the bipartisan infrastructure ...

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