New York announces $30.7 million in transit funds

Announcement comes from Gov. Spitzer in Albany
February 5, 2008 10:43:30 AM PST
The Spitzer administration is announcing more than 30 million dollars in government funding for public transportation systems across New York state. Governor Spitzer says 30.7 million dollars in state and federal funding will be shared by urban and rural transit systems to purchase new, clean-fuel buses and to improve local transit facilities.

A little more than half of the funding will be state money going to urban transportation authorities. The rest will be federal funds provided to smaller public transportation systems in the state's rural areas.

The funding totals include 2.7 million dollars each for the New York City, Westchester County and Buffalo-area transit systems, about 1 million dollars each for the Rochester and Syracuse-area transportation authorities, and more than a half million dollars each for Chautauqua, Clinton and Essex counties.