Trainspotter 0 Posted February 1, 2008 Share #1 Posted February 1, 2008 Money for Transit Systems to Increase The public transit systems in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will be getting a large increase in federal financing to help them better prevent or respond to a terrorist attack, according to government officials. The grant to transit systems in the three states will jump to $151.2 million, up more than 50 percent from $98 million last year. The grant for port security will remain about the same: $43 million. Members of the regional Congressional delegation, who have long criticized what they considered an unfair allotment in security grants for New York, praised the new awards, which are to be announced on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. “The previous policy of sprinkling it around the country was unfair to every New Yorker,” Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a statement on Thursday. “We hope and pray that this dramatic increase in transit funding is not just a one-shot deal, but represents a change of heart at D.H.S. and we can expect similar increases in other areas.” From: - February 1, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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