- The White House estimates 24,000 buses, 5,000 rail cars, 200 stations and thousands of miles of track need replaced.
- $90 billion in the infrastructure bill includes $39 billion in new funding that could make key fixes.
- But advocates say it won’t solve the nation’s public transit woes.
President Joe Biden’s administration has called the bipartisan infrastructure deal’s investment in public transportation “unprecedented” and “historic.”
The $90 billion allocated for public transit includes $39 billion in new funding to help agencies replace deteriorating buses and rail cars, expand accessibility for the elderly and people with disabilities, and add new service. Another $66 billion is included for intercity rail between cities.
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