Brooklyn, Bronx straphangers to benefit from stimlus funds
The MTAs list of 49 transit projects it hopes to fund with more than $1 billion in federal stimulus money includes nuggets for straphangers on the D train in Brooklyn and the No. 5 line in the Bronx.
The full list, released Thursday, still has big capital projects such as for the Fulton Transit Center, the 2nd Avenue Subway and the East Side Access plan receiving the largest share of the funds.
The projects selected were completely designed, as is required for stimulus funding, said Aaron Donovan, a MTA spokesman.
We pitched projects that were the furthest along, he said.
Included in the list is $365 million for more than a dozen station rehabs on the D train in Brooklyn and the 5 line in the Bronx.After a 13-day public comment period, which started Thursday, the MTA will decide which projects to select next month. Additional work could be funded if the agency receives more money later this year.
The list of projects and their allotted funding can be found at http://www.nymtc.org.