8/20/2013
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Projects that would extend the subway system in Los Angeles and build a downtown tunnel to connect rail lines in the area are among those that face uncertainty as Congress debates federal spending, according to this article. The first segment of the subway extension would cost $2.8 billion, while the tunnel work would cost about $1.4 billion, and both rely on federal funds to shoulder half the costs. A proposal in the Senate would fund the projects, but Republican lawmakers in the House may fight the bill to reduce debt.

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