There has been a lot of criticism of the Democratic stimulus package coming from environmentalists because mass transit is getting the short shrift. (Democrats themselves have been criticizing it on those grounds as well.)

Northwestern Washington U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today what's on the table—out of the $40 billion in stimulus package transportation money—for Washington state. 
The House legislation includes the following funding for Washington state:

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    • $847,078,890 in total funding to modernize Washington state infrastructure



    • $529,547,455 for highways, roads and bridges



    • $216,584,501 to construct and maintain public transit

    • $100,946,934 for wastewater treatment to provide clean water



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Transit dollars make up about 25 percent of the pie. The package could come to a full vote as early as next week. 

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