Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced the House Transportation Appropriations subcommittee approved $74 million for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the extension of BART to the San Francisco International Airport. "The subcommittee action is indeed very good news for this important project for San Francisco. The BART project will improve the quality of life for the Bay Area as we move into the 21st Century," Pelosi said.
Rep. Pelosi, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, commended subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Ranking Member Martin Sabo (D-MN) for their leadership in making the BART project a priority. So far, the combined state and federal contribution to the $1.2 billion project totals $151.6 million. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2001.
The full Appropriations committee is expected to take up the Transportation Appropriations bill for FY99 next week, followed by action by the House of Representatives. The bill must then go to House-Senate conference where the House appropriation will be reconciled with the Senate's $37.6 million appropriation.
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