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Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Page history last edited by Faye Anderson 10 years, 8 months ago

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced that $28 billion from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are headed to states to provide critical repairs to our nation's crumbling roads and bridges.

 

Parts of the allocation are set aside to make sure that urban, suburban, and rural areas alike all get a share.  But since local leaders -- mayors and governors -- know their communities best, much of the money is left to states' discretion.  And if states don't use it, they lose it.  To make sure that funds go out quickly to give our economy the jolt it needs, states have 120 days to assign the funds to specific projects.

 

A state-by-state map of transportation spending is available here.

 

Recovery Plan

 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

 

Useful Links

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

 

CBCF/COMTO Annual Transportation Braintrust: "Understanding the Stimulus and How It's Working for You"

 

Reports

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are Driven off the Roads

Source:  National Black Chamber of Commerce (January 2010)

 

An Engine of Opportunity: A User’s Guide to Advocate for Transportation Equity in the 2009 Recovery Act

Source: Policy Link

 

News Stories

National Public Radio Interviews Transportation Equity Network about Stimulus Spending

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