Clay Presses House Leadership to Boost Support for Public Transit in Stimulus Package
In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, Mr. Clay and his colleagues said, "States have been hit hard in this economic downturn and many are in desperate need of financial assistance to support state transportation infrastructure. There are more than $15.9 billion of "ready-to-go" transit projects that could be advanced in fewer than 90 days."
"In the St. Louis area, Metro bus and light rail service is absolutely vital to thousands of commuters and low income workers who depend on mass transit," said the Congressman. "Our goal is to save existing transit jobs and to create as many new ones as possible because a strong public transit system makes new job creation possible. Congress has an obligation to do everything we can to ensure that this funding is available."