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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Orleans public transportation funding lower than average for area's size | New Orleans CityBusiness

The New Orleans area has access to more than $17.95 million for public transportation projects for fiscal 2011, which ends Sept. 30. The New Orleans figure is the fifth lowest among the 38 areas nationwide with a population of more than 1 million that have access to funding from the federal government. The money comes from a pot of $7.6 billion in annual funding for states, local communities and transit agencies nationwide to help maintain bus and transit rail operations and provide for capital construction and maintenance projects...

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