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9/5/2003



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Progress report shows transit systems in need of investment




American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released its 2003 Progress Report for America’s Infrastructure, which graded the nation’s transit system a C minus — and falling.

Efforts to maintain transit systems are outpaced by ridership growth, which has increased 22 percent since 1998, ASCE said in a prepared statement.

Although the federal government provides $7.66 billion annually in mass-transit capital-improvement funds, capital outlays by all governments would have to double to meet projected maintenance and improvement costs, according to the report.


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