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

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

United States of Transit Cuts

This is really shocking. Below is a map of all of the transit districts, including Sacramento Regional Transit, facing fare hikes and budget cuts due to reductions in support for transit:

Yellow = Service Cuts Green = Fare Increases Purple = Service Cuts and Fare Increases Red = Service Cuts and Job Losses Turquoise = Fare Increases and Job Losses $$ = Service Cuts, Job Losses, and Fare Increases.

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For more information on these cuts, and the response from Transportation For America, visit T4america.

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JN said...

Put a big, giant dollar sign at 1825 Third Street, Riverside, CA. Massive service cuts, a fare hike, and 20-30 jobs lost at Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside, CA.

I think I'm the only one who cares.
-Justin N

John said...

The plight of transit across this state is horrible and the big bucks that the federal stimulus will poor into the state will all go to capital projects and none of it to operating costs, which is where transit agencies are really hurting.