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ID:

598

Date:

2010-06-22

Headline:

Disappearmarks: Millions in SAFETEA-LU transit earmarks are unspent

Reporter's name:

Lisa Chiu

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Despite permission to spend billions of dollars as part of a 2005 transportation bill, the Federal Transit Administration failed to finish distributing almost $120 million on schedule. The Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group used FOIA to obtain the records of 150-plus unrealized projects.

Notes:

Obtaining the information from the Federal Transit Administration required two FOIA requests and following up. For more about the process, see the write-up: http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2010/reporters-notebook-how-we-got-latest-fta-disappearmark-data/

Keywords:

Federal Transit Administration, FTA, Department of Transportation, DOT, earmarks, SAFETEA-LU, transit, community, Citizens Against Government Waste, Taxpayers for Common Sense

URL:

http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2010/disappearmarks-millions-safetea-lu-transit-earmarks-are-unspent/


Agencies:

DOT

States:

CA
IN
MI
MT
NC
NJ
NY
PA
RI
TN

Categories:

community development
earmarks
federal budget
transportation


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