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BART's $70 Million Loss in Airport Connector Funds is Boon for Transit Agencies

Nineteen public transit operators are in line to get a portion of $70 million in economic stimulus grants to buy, fix or upgrade buses, rail cars and other equipment after last week's federal decision to deny BART the funds for a rail extension to Oakland International Airport...AC Transit is getting more than $6 million for preventive maintenance on buses. The Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority is getting $12.2 million toward replacing 107 hybrid buses. Caltrain gets $2.7 million for seismic upgrades on four railroad bridges in San Mateo County.

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