$3 B. More for Transit in Stimulus as Nadler Bill Passes

Tack another $3 billion onto the federal stimulus tab, at least for the bill being debated in the House.

The U.S. House just voted to approve an amendment, sponsored by U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler of Manhattan and Brooklyn, that would add $3 billion to be spent on transit projects nationally. Transit advocates had complained the $9 billion currently in the House bill was paltry, especially given the Obama administration’s supportive rhetoric concerning public transportation.

Mr. Nadler told The Observer yesterday that too much of the stimulus was going to tax cuts, and there was not nearly enough spending to fully meet the goals of rescuing the economy.  read more »

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