The City announced on Friday that it had met a December 1 deadline to get shovel-ready on the project to move and realign the tracks at Sacramento Valley Station.
I trust that even though they were “scrambling” to get it done, Kevin McCarty and the other city council members made sure to scrutinize the environmental and logistical work before proceeding with requesting taxpayer money to fund the project on behalf of Thomas Enterprises. Or is it only important to scrutinize when a private company wants to spend its own money?
On the good side, the project is now fully funded, with money coming from the Federal Gov’t as well as an expected $25 million in State funds and then money from “a variety of other sources.”
This will really help the City clear the way for the housing and entertainment venues they desire for that spot. Or will it help us transport twice as much rail freight through that spot? Both you say? Sweet!!!
- Press Release: City meets deadline for $20 million in federal stimulus funds [PDF]