Recession Hits Transit Budgets Despite Rising Need

The StateRecession hits transit budgets despite rising needWall Street JournalAP BOSTON — On a chilly evening in February, a commuter train bound for Worcester, Mass., broke down outside Boston, transforming passengers' usual 80-minute commute into a four-hour nightmare. The train's failure was among the winter lowlights for the ...Public transit gaining riders, facing budget cutsLancaster Eagle Gazetteall 228 news articles »

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