There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Thursday, July 3, 2008

One more reason for regime change

A press release from the American Public Transportation Association says the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on June 26 that "authorizes $850 million for both Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 and 2009 to help transit systems cope with rising fuel costs and to promote public transportation ridership as a means to reduce domestic fuel consumption."

Sounds wonderful.

But it won't happen.

"Further action by Congress on the bill is not certain. The Senate is not expected to consider a similar measure, and the Bush Administration has stated opposition to the bill based on the use of federal funds for the operating purposes outlined in the bill," according to Homer Carlisle of APTA's Government Affairs Department.

One more reason for regime change.

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