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Congressmen Lipinski, Grimm create public transportation caucus

May 29th, 2013 / By: / Industry News

Congressmen Lipinski, Grimm create public transportation caucus

Bipartisan caucus will provide a forum to discuss infrastructure challenges and needs.

U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) have formed the Congressional Public Transportation Caucus, aimed at addressing U.S. public transportation systems, including rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and traditional bus service.

The bipartisan caucus intends to provide a forum for congressional members to discuss the challenges and needs of mass transit agencies since increasing demand and decreasing funding are putting “unprecedented pressure” on U.S. public transportation systems, the congressmen said in a joint press release.

“… there is a gap between where our public transportation infrastructure needs to be and where it is today, which is why this caucus is so important,” said Grimm.

Source: Progressive Railroading

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