04/17/2009 02:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Money Train: Philly Transit Upgrading With Federal Stimulus Money

AWAITING THE late-spring arrival of $200 million in economic stimulus money, SEPTA plans to create 5,590 jobs in what General Manager Joseph M. Casey called the "true spirit" of President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"This money is a use-it-or-lose-it opportunity," Casey told the Daily News, "and if you're not ready to use it, you shouldn't be running a transit agency.

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