Cash for Transit Independence
Denver will get an airport connector and more than 30 miles added to its already impressive light-rail system. From the DOT's press release:
"Ultimately, the FTA projects contributing approximately $1 billion towards the $2 billion project, which is expected to create 5,400 jobs during peak construction."
Jaffe writes that New York is the big winner:
"...in particular, on the east side of Manhattan: Roughly $215 million went toward the building of a Long Island Railroad terminal in Grand Central, while the Second Avenue subway line received just under $200 million. Houston got $75 million apiece for two light rail projects."