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$80 billion needed to shore up U.S. rail, bus systems

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On July 22, 2010 @ 8:10 am In Aggbeat Online | No Comments

A new study by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released on July 21 estimates it would cost $77.7 billion to shore up the nation’s rail and bus lines and another $14.4 billion a year to maintain the systems, according to a report in On the Money, Capitol Hill’s finance and economy blog. [1]

The study, the National State of Good Repair Assessment, also reveals that nearly $80 billion is needed in improvements to get the nation’s rail and bus transit systems into a good state of repair, according to the On the Money report.


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[1] On the Money, Capitol Hill’s finance and economy blog.: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/110091-nearly-80-billion-needed-to-shore-up-nations-rail-bus-system-study-shows

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