Oakland Airport Connector Project Wins Funding

The Oakland Airport Connector project is not unlike a zombie — it's terrible and it stinks, but you just can't kill it.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today approved applying $20 million in state funds toward the projected $484 million project. In order to make up for $70 million yanked from the connector by the Feds earlier this year, BART plans to take out loans and apply its reserve funds — meaning, yes, the overall system will be tapped to pay for this boondoggle-to-be.

There are a number of reasons why the connector is a terrible project, but we'll limit it to these:

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