"Obama Invests Nearly $1 Billion in Public Transport"

"DETROIT -- Transit providers across the United States will receive a share of $928.5 million in federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban, and rural areas, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday."

"The Obama Administration will invest the funds to create jobs renovating and building transit facilities, manufacturing new clean-fuel buses, and helping communities plan for their future transit needs.

'Investing in America's transit systems, rails, roads, ports, and airports will generate tens of thousands of construction-related jobs and put more money in the pockets of working Americans,' said LaHood. 'But we must do more. Congress needs to pass the American Jobs Act so we can continue to invest in critically needed projects like these, to repair and rebuild our nation's transportation system.' "

Environment News Service had the story October 19, 2011.

Thursday, October 20, 2011