Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Looks like Sen. Schumer is trying to bring home the pork to his constituents. According to Progressive Railroading, "The Senate version of the stimulus bill currently proposes $8.4 billion for public transit. Schumer wants to boost funding to $14.9 billion by increasing the transit capital pot to $10.4 billion, and adding $2 billion for rail modifications and $2.5 billion for New Starts." Many of the projects cited are, of course, in New York. Who's lobbying for WMATA? How much money do you think Metro will get from the stimulus package? Will it help?
A good column in the NY Times about infrastructure in general
Looks like that's not happening.
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