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Key lawmaker warns highway-mass transit money is running out

Money to repair the nation's crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns.

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Union says inner-city minorities are cheated on mass transit

The differences in commuting times for inner-city minority residents and suburban non-minorities are significant enough to affect minorities' pay and job possibilities.

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Congress agrees on $ for roads, bridges, but not mass transit

Key GOP hang-ups, which were apparently dropped from the final version of the legislation, included Republican insistence on construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.

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American-made streetcars: Portland company rebuilds lost industry

United Streetcar, a union company in Portland, Ore., and wholly owned subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, has built the first American-made streetcar in over half a century.

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Bus riders protest 20 percent fare hikes

Video: Bus Riders Union protests the proposed 20% fare increase for Los Angeles County passengers.

Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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Lawsuit claims racial bias in Illinois transit funding

Chicago Transit Authority riders filed a class action lawsuit charging the state's underfunding of the city's public transit, compared to the  suburban rail system, discriminates against minorities.