Get on a bus, gus: The nation is heading towards a transit crisis

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Despite the eight billion dollars the stimulus will pump into the nation’s transit infrastructure, local transportation agencies around the nation are in for a potentially devastating year. For the details of this looming crisis we turn to Rick Karr, a correspondent for Blueprint America at PBS.

For more, check out Blueprint America's website complete with an interactive map of the economic crises facing urban transit systems. And don't forget to watch NOW on PBS - with Blueprint America - as they travel to North Carolina to see what the future holds for mass transit in these troubling financial times.

How is the stimulus going to develop infrastructure in your city? Follow the dollars online and tell us how the stimulus plan is playing out in your community. We're sharing your stories online and on air, and we'll continue the investigation with your help.

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