Friday, January 28, 2005

Flexing their muscles

A short-term fix for SEPTA from a local development agency:
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission yesterday gave SEPTA $9.8 million in highway "flex" funds to keep all trains and buses running until Feb. 27 with no fare hikes or service cuts.
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DVRPC transferred $9.8 million from four local highway projects that were stalled or had surplus cash. Gov. Rendell found another $3.2 in a capital-bond program - bringing SEPTA's short term bailout to $13 million, so far.
Why not just eliminate all the highways and put full government support behind public transit? Just kidding...


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