Saturday, August 23, 2008

Transit A Prescription for Dirty Air Designation, Capital Times Says

Dane County's flunking the US Environmental Protection Agency threshold for particulate matter means remedial action to clean the air, including more transit, says the Madison Capital Times.

The Capital Times is right, and it's not surprising that Dane County would begin moving assertively towards solutions.

With six heavily-populated-and industrialized counties identified as failing the standards - - Waukesha, Brown, Dane, Columbia, Milwaukee and Racine - - the question of compliance is really a state issue.

Investing in transit and trimming billions in highway funding would be a clean air and employment boon that would benefit the entire state and people who live near or travel through these non-attainment areas.

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