TPM’s Elana Schor is reporting that transit got a bump in the stimulus bill passed by the House today — somewhat allaying concerns that mass transit would not get a bump commensurate to highways. And they’re only talking about $3 billion more, in addition to the $10 billion already agreed upon.
I’d love to hear from one of our congressfolk to see what’s in it for us. I’ll make some inquiries.
Needless to say, this doesn’t let us off the hook for pension reform at the MBTA, not by any stretch. In fact, it makes it even more important to spend that money wisely and “stimulatively”. But boy, is it welcome.