By Neal R. PeirceTransportation funding: Transit systems drive our future | OregonLive.com: "It's straightforward, argues the New York-based Regional Plan Association (RPA). Transportation, it asserts, isn't just a question of patching a few potholes or cleaning dirty subway cars. It's a matter of the national future -- whether our economy hums or shrinks, carrying our standard of living down with it.
Illustrating its point, RPA cites the case of America's top 10 transit regions, among them New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta. Collectively, the 10 regions represent a third of America's economic output and a quarter of our population. And they're projected to grow 26 percent --90 million people -- in the next 30 years. "
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