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HR 6052 Could Boost Mass Transit

The Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008 (HR 6052) passed the House of Representatives on June 26. The bill would authorize $1.7 Billion in federal funding to help mass transit agencies expand services or reduce fares in an effort to promote an increase in transit use. As gas prices continue to rise, communities should increase transportation options, but high fuel costs often force them to cut service instead. This legislation would expand public transit at a time when it is most needed.