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Boxer doles out $6 million in federal funds to AC Transit

Original post made on Oct 31, 2010

AC Transit, the financially beleaguered service operated by the Bay Area the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, has been awarded $6 million in federal funds for its fuel cell energy system that will provide on-site hydrogen production to power its transit fleet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:17 AM

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Posted by Come on....
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm

"Boxer doles out $6 million in federal funds to AC Transit"

Are you kidding me with that headline? Who's money is she 'doling out' ?

It is OUR money, and she is taking credit for Giving us OUR money back?

I expect more from you PW.

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Posted by ca94566
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 1, 2010 at 8:53 am

Has the water in the Valley been turned back on? Last time I drove through (June) there were signs "Thank Congress for the dust bowl"

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Posted by Buying votes
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

Who does she think she's fooling. That will not erase the cruelty she has dumped on us and our grandchildren. But, she's hoping you'll forget that tomorrow. What an insult.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

As has been said before, it's not her money to "dole out". I might understand a headline like, "U.S. DOT grants $6 million to AC transit".

Within the article, it might also be nice to state, "Senator Boxer agreed with the recommendations from the Dept. of Transportation that during our current downtrend in the economy, while over 15% of the workforce is underemployed, it is the best time to upgrade our buses using money taken from people that might need it for paying their mortgages or for food."

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Posted by Terry
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Maybe, A C Transit needed the money or maybe not?

With our National Debt and people out of work needing jobs, do we really need to spend the money for buses? Is this a union pay off? Who really benefits? Does this help union drivers keep their jobs?

I found the headline interesting and timing of money coming to our area perfect for the coming election. What was that name, again? Box her?

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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

When is the last time any of us has been to an AC, BART, or anyother type meeting to voice our concerns. We all just complain in Blogs like this. We just flap our yappers and stay "uninvolved" and reap what we sow......oh yeah and blame everyone else instead of ourselves.

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Posted by Maja7
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

Bad Headline. If Boxer actually gave the state of California her own personal money, the headline makes absolute sense. Otherwise, it's incorrect. I do expect more from you, PW.

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