Push On for More Federal Public Transit Funds

A congressional push is on to up funding for public transportation nationwide. And not a moment too soon, given rising oil prices. From this morning’s Wall Street Journal:

Data being released Tuesday by the American Public Transportation Association show the number of riders on mass-transit systems is growing at an accelerating clip. After rising 2.5% in 2007 from 2006, public-transportation use increased 3.4% in the first quarter of 2008 from the same period a year earlier, and 5.2% in the April-to-June period.