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FTA Pegs Capital Needs: $77.7 Billion

Publication Date: 7/28/2010
Author: Tom Ichniowski and Thomas F. Armistead
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It would take $77.7 billion in capital spending to bring U.S. transit systems to a “state of good repair,” the Federal Transit Administration estimates. A study, released on July 21 by FTA, says that rail accounts for $59.2 billion of the total, including $42.7 billion for heavy rail. Bus and other non-rail systems comprise the rest.

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