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Federal government slaps State on transit funding

The Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration did not approve the 2008-11 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP – also known as SIP), a compilation of all of the projects expected to receive federal funding over the next four years. This means the State won’t get federal funding for these projects until it can prove it has a way of matching federal funds. However, if Gov. Patrick’s $2.9 billion transportation bond bill is passed, then this problem goes away.
SouthCoastToday.com: “Road projects delayed until state finds funding”
Download federal disapproval letter (PDF)

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