Legacy of LBJ
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Dear Editor,

July 2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of federal support for public transportation.

The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late president Lyndon Johnson's greatest accomplishments, which continues benefiting many Americans today

On July 9, 1964, he signed the "Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964" into law. Over time, this has resulted in the investment of several hundred billion dollars into public transportation.

Millions of Americans, including many residing in Brooklyn and Queens, on a daily basis utilize various public transportation alternatives, using less fuel and moving far more people than single-occupancy vehicles.

Most of these systems are funded with your tax dollars thanks to President Johnson.

Investment in public transportation today contributes to economic growth, employment and a stronger economy. Dollar for dollar, it is one of the best investments we can make.

Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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