Transit Riders Slammed By State Budget

In the extremely late, unloved California budget, what got whacked at the last minute by Gov. Schwarzenegger? Mass transit, of course. The budget included only $306 million for mass transit instead of the almost $1 billion required by formula, after the Governor line item vetoed $100 million more than the legislators had already cut.

The budget is “ripping thousands of new seats right out from under our riders,” said a spokesman for BART. Thanks, Governor!