We are, apparently, in the money. Charlie Rangel hasn't yet taken over the House Ways and Means Committee, and yet already New York is getting the means to improve our ways. Today's papers report that the U.S. Department of Transportation has given final approval to some $2.6 billion in funding for two major New York transit projects. The Second Avenue subway — pardon us, the T line — will get $693 million of federal money. (Does this mean freelance writer Jane Everhart will get to keep her apartment?) And the East Side Access project, which will linking the LIRR to Grand Central will get $2.6 billion from the Feds, the most money ever earmarked to a mass-transit project. It's weird: It's almost like Washington wants to stay on our good side or something.
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