Monday, October 17, 2011

#occupywallstreet bearing fruit. Feds release $928M for #transit

FTA grants will support more than 300 transit projects across America - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation: "I was happy to tell Governor Snyder and Mayor Bing that 16 Michigan transit projects were awarded a total of $46.7 million as part of the $928.5 million in total Federal Transit Administration Alternatives Analysis, Bus Livability, and State of Good Repair grants announced today for transit projects across the country."
The #occupywallstreet movement has widened the split the U.S. elites. The oil-companies are losing political clout. They can't get religious conservatives to reject environmental concerns. Social conservatism is failing as young people reject racism and homophobia. Their tea party is a national embarrassment. Other wealthy corporations are less and less willing to put their own interests second to oil. They know that transit investment is one of the best stimulants. They are more and more ready to throw their oil buddies under the bus.