Today Adam Allington of KWMU talked about how the stimulus package will affect public transportation, specifically in St. Louis. Many cities’ public transportation departments are having financial troubles, but the stimulus money is for expansion—for example, buying new buses and building new train tracks—and not for maintaining current operations. This means that Metro will most likely still have to cut routes and jobs.
Mr. Allington does say that Metro is trying to find creative ways to put the money toward operations, so that hopefully some routes could be reinstated in the near future.
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