Lipinski, N.Y. colleague form congressional transit caucus

A Chicago congressman is one of two founders of a new group designed to help public-transit agencies squeeze money out of Washington.

Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Chicago, joined New York Rep. Michael Grimm today in announcing formation of the Congressional Public Transportation Caucus. The group aims to help the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace and others enlarge the pot of federal money available for capital projects.

“Public transportation is vital to people from all walks of life” in northeastern Illinois, Mr. Lipinski said in a statement. “Maintaining and improving our public transportation systems must be a part of the solution to creating jobs at home and ensuring our competitiveness in the global marketplace.” [Read More].