The future of public transportation in the US depends on who wins the election

By Matt McFarland : cnn – excerpt

Washington, DC (CNN)The fate of some US transit agencies may be on the line in the upcoming presidential election. Public transportation systems are in dire straits as the Covid-19 pandemic has cut into their ridership and revenue. They’re counting on increased federal aid to survive until ridership returns to normal. Most expect to cut staff or service unless they receive added funding, according to a recent survey from the American Public Transportation Association, which represents more than 1,500 public and private transportation organizations. And eight in 10 large agencies are considering delaying or canceling new projects to address budget shortages, the survey found…(more)

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