Blago’s budget on transit

The relevant passage:

bq. *Continued support for northeastern Illinois mass transportation*. Through the Department of Transportation, the state will continue to provide significant funding for mass transportation in the northeastern Illinois region. The governor’s fiscal year 2008 budget recommendation includes $419.9 million in total appropriations that include funding at the statutory maximum for the Strategic Capital Improvement Plans (SCIP I and SCIP II), 25 percent state match on all Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Sales Tax revenue collected in the six-county, Chicago-area region, reimbursement of reduced fare subsidies for students, the elderly and the disabled, and paratransit services provided in the region.

So, no new operating (beyond paratransit, which was new last year) and some new bonds.

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