More importantly existing public transportation systems are getting $750 million. All I know is that New York, which has to have the biggest public transit system in the country, should be getting a nice chunk of that money. Which better mean that the MetroCard prices will be decreasing in the near future. Doesn't seem likely, but... Gas prices went way down. So I'll still keep hope alive. I would also like to take this time to publicly call out the Brooklyn Bridge station. It is one of the most disgusting stations I have ever had to wait for a train. It's dirty, and when it rains it's wet and dirty. And to top it off the smell is offensive. I feel contaminated whenever I'm there. So MTA, please use the money to invest in some industrial size Febreze.
Lead paint can cause very serious problems in children, and $100 million will go to removing lead paint from public housing. It is especially harmful to children under 6, and can cause hearing loss, stunted growth, delayed development, and system damage. It almost seems impossible that there are still places with lead paint after all the information that we know about the effects it has on the body.
This stimulus plan will help everyone and not just those in a certain tax bracket. Yay!