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News To Know: Public Transportation Moves Ahead
By Alejandra Owens, June 15, 2009 11:59 AM
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said that despite the many woes facing America's aging transportation system, he believes that the Department of Transportation is "doing great things" right now. Among the great things Secretary LaHood may be talking about is the urban revival that is taking place in many cities with some help from the rise of public transportation. With more Americans using public transportation than ever, burgeoning train lines in urban centers are revitalizing old neighborhoods. This is really a win-win situation with stimulus money providing jobs for workers and trains lines that bring new crowds to old neighborhoods. This all takes place while also cutting down on transportation pollution and traffic. Great to see!