Budget Problems Causing Havoc With California Transportation Plans

Without money, even the best plans can go bad.
April 28, 2004, 6am PDT | Zvi Leve
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More than "a third of the nearly 200 projects on the Bay Area's transportation spending list face delays of as many as five years -- projects that include freeway widenings, carpool lanes, additional BART parking and new train stations." Even ongoing projects may be halted by the ongoing financial crisis. Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal would transfer nearly $2 billion in transportation funds to the state's general fund by suspending Prop. 42, in addition to $2.2 billion that was "plundered" under the previous administration as the state's budget hole grew deeper. The state legislative analyst's office is preparing a list of projects that might need to be shut down if the governor's budget passes.

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Published on Sunday, April 25, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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