Delaware makes major transportation cuts. Bicycle, Pedestrian and Transit projects unfairly targeted
New Castle County Transportation Funding Cuts - $90 million
Delaware Department of Transportation had their budget reduced Highway 45%, Bike/Pedestrian 5%, Transit 23%.
In 2004 Bike/Pedestrian was just 1% of the total budget yet it is bearing 5% of all the budget cuts this is not counting transportation enhancements.
Transportation Enhancements – 45% cut, 11million to 6million. It is unclear how much of this money is state vs federal.
New rail cars for improved SEPTA rail service to Newark cut from 6 million to 2 million, reducing expanded service from Philadelphia to Newark.
Delaware residents should contact their state representatives (http://www.legis.state.de.us). State funding (including the required match for federal funds) is determined by the Delaware Bond Bill voted on by Delaware’s General Assembly in June 2005.