Mass Transit Could See More Bailout Money

WASHINGTON — Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., proposed an amendment to the Congress’ bailout bill they say directs $25 billion to “immediately support” nearly 700,000 American jobs through highway, mass transit and water infrastructure investments.

“Construction projects across the country have been put on hold because states simply don’t have the money to move forward. It’s time to stop hitting snooze on modernizing our communities and wake up to the fact that construction projects get Americans working today,” Murray said.  “This amendment invests in tried and true projects that get laid-off workers back on the job and pave the way for future economic strength. These are the investments mayors and governors across the country are asking for and this amendment answers the call.”

— News Wire