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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Nadler Amendment Approved

Today, the House approved the Nadler Amendment to the federal economic stimulus bill on a voice vote. The Amendment restores $1.5 billion for the transit capital formula program and $1.5 billion for New Starts (new transit services).

For more information about the Nadler Amendment, see yesterday's blog posting.

The House also rejected a proposed amendment to strip funding for Amtrak.

These two votes are a big victory for the Chicago area.

The House is expected to approve the full stimulus bill later today.

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