The governor proposes cutting state assistance to local mass transit programs by $230 million. The Legislative Analyst's Office suggests grabbing revenue not being used by the Department of Motor Vehicles ($55 million) and redirecting some funds paid by Indian casinos for transportation purposes to the state's general fund ($62.9 million).
Local transit officials point out that the budget already diverts $1.7 billion from the state's Public Transportation Account to pay for other programs.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Not. Why are we not taking money from highway projects if we must take from somewhere? Seems to me that in hard times, transit funding is rather important. Yet another strike against a Governor everyone seems to think is green, but really isn't.