Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Easy To Spend Transit Money

I'm not surprised that transit money is being spent faster than highway money. The sad thing about the stimulus was that it was a bunch of money which probably couldn't be used to fund some "wow, what would I do if I suddenly had $5 billion I never thought I'd have" fantasy project. But given chronic underfunding of maintenance of older transit systems, there are plenty of off the shelf projects which can easily be done with requiring major new planning or environmental impacts studies. Locally most of it is, I think, going for station renovation.