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by Bryan Goebel
Re: Advocates Gearing Up for Wednesday MTC Meeting on Stim Funds
As I understand it, it is necessary to use $70 million of this funding for the rail box under the Transbay Terminal. If the rail box is not built now, it will cost much more to build it after the new Terminal is built there. Am I wrong about this?
On the other hand, it would not be a tragedy to sacrifice the Oakland Airport Connector.
Rebecca Saltzman answers:
This is now a moot point, since the MTC is seeking the funds from the specific HSR funding ($8 billion in the stimulus bill) and will not be taking it away from general transit agency funding. But the allocation of funds to the Oakland Airport Connector is still a huge problem. I wrote a blog post about this today: http://oaklandliving.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/protect-bay-area-transit-stop-mtc-from-wasting-stimulus-funds/
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