The “Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010” was introduced in the Senate yesterday. According to Transportation for America it will:
…authorize $2 billion for transit agencies nationwide to help close funding gaps in operating costs. Transit agencies can use these funds to reduce fare increases and restore services that were cut after January 2009 or to prevent future service cuts or fare increases through September 2011. Agencies that have not increased rates or cut services and do not plan to do so may use the funds for infrastructure improvements.
T4America has an action page where you can encourage your Senators to support the bill.
If we can bail out Wall Street, bailing out transit seems more than fair!