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Money for Transit Systems to Increase

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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: nytimes_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - February 1, 2008

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There is no amount of money to stop or discourage a terror attack. They ain't stopping everyone, so a couple of terrorist with bombs strapped to themselves, one gets caught, another detonates his bomb on a rush hour (4), (5), or (6)(6x) train. They ain't doing no kind of security on the buses, so blow up a packed M101, M102, or M103 bus in mid-town. If they do it uptown....... well who will care besides the families of the minority victims.

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