Saturday, May 2, 2009

About Those Mass Transit Improvement Funds....?

From the Tribune:

"The CTA is set to receive $495.9 million to buy hybrid buses, overhaul existing buses, replace track on the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line and make other renovations, officials said."
Transit Cash Halted: About $1 Billion Worth of Mass Transit Improvements May be in Jeopardy


After buying new buses, fixing existing ones, replacing track ... how much will be left over for "other renovations"?

* $50 million for Wilson Yard.

* $10 million for Truman College student parking.

* $100 thousand+ to move a tattoo shop.

* $0 for 46th Ward mass transit improvements.

Photo courtesy of ReillyAndrew at Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was over $200,000 to move the tattoo parlor across the street.