Baltimore City Red Line coordinator Danyell Diggs also blamed federal officials for the loss of funds."This is just one final anti-transit action by the Bush administration on its way out the door," said Diggs in an e-mail.
"We are looking forward to January 20 and a president who values transit as a means of strengthening communities." Milkulski spokesman Cassie Harvey said FTA officials decided to redistribute the funds outside Maryland after Congress failed to re-authorize New Starts, a federal program that funds mass transit projects nationwide.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I'm not sure who to believe on this one, but this seems like something the FTA could do. Now it's also the fault of Maryland if they didn't file paperwork necessary, but it seems like paperwork shouldn't stop anyone from getting funding. Though I'm not sure exactly how planning earmarks work with the FTA.