Rally planned for Stand Up for Transportation Day

DENVER - A parade of buses, bikes and people will be making their way to Union Station on Thursday morning for a rally that hopes to convince Congress to pass a long term bill to fund transportation.

Regional Transit Authority and several Colorado cities will be taking part in Stand Up for Transportation Day.

More than 300 transportation partners from across the country are taking part in similar events in other cities.

The goal is to urge Congress to pass a long-term spending bill, not another short term fix.

The current bill is set to expire on May 31, according to RTD.

Federal transportation money is spent to maintain roads and transit facilities and to build new rail lines and replace buses and bridges.

The march starts at 10 a.m. at Market Street Plaza on 16th Street. The rally will happen at Wynkoop Plaza at Union Station.

Other cities taking part in activities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta.

(KUSA-TV © 2015 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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