Monday, February 27, 2012

FTA's Rogoff, Florida officials highlight transit infrastructure investment

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Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Tri-Rail Station at Dania Beach, Fla., to highlight the president's FY2013 budget proposal that calls for greater investment in transit infrastructure as part of an America built to last.

"President Obama's commitment to boost transportation funding is critical to building a modern transportation network that creates jobs, spurs development and reduces our nation's costly dependence on foreign oil," said Administrator Rogoff. "More and more Americans are looking for greater choices in transportation today and it's important we provide the funding to ensure transit remains one of those choices."

Under the president's proposed FY2013 budget, residents in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties could potentially see an increase of nearly $10 million in federal funding, a nearly seven-percent boost compared to estimated funding in 2012, to maintain and improve transit services.

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