The U.S. public transportation sector will continue to face something of a rough ride in 2013, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said in a report released Tuesday.

"We don't think these issues will undo the credit stability we've seen in the sector; in fact, we expect that stability to continue," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Peter Murphy in the report, entitled, "The U.S. Public Transportation Sector Can Expect A Bumpy Road And A Bit Of Turbulence In 2013."

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