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Infrastructure Plan Pledges Billions To Public Transit, But Is It Enough?

A Pittsburgh Port in Downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
A Pittsburgh Port in Downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Biden administration’s infrastructure plan calls for $85 billion to modernize public transit and help local agencies expand their systems. But this major investment is less than the roughly $100 billion backlogs of repairs that the Department of Transportation says are needed along the nation’s bus and rail lines.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Katharine Kelleman, CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the public transit system serving the Pittsburgh area.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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