And transportation officials already have the power to raise the number, without any action by Congress.
Transportation officials said they did not have the $45,000 to buy the cards.
City transit and transportation officials did not return phone calls.
Transportation officials said the project was likely to cost far more than the $330 million originally expected.
There appears to be no alternative, some transportation officials say.
But enough money remains for the rebuilding program, transportation officials say.
She said transportation officials did not believe an enlarged rest area was needed.
The state would not be managing the new sites, transportation officials said.
Transportation officials say that no company was given favorable treatment.
But union leaders and transportation officials insisted that this time there would not be one.