More Articles for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Final stimulus transit grant awarded: $2.2 million

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 30, 2010

The final grant for public transit under the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus," was awarded on Sept. 29 when U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $2.2 million grant for Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation, ...

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Upon further review --- a Stimulus update

John Latta - Sep 29, 2010

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a new report on the Recovery Act, arguing with numbers and project stories that the Stimulus is working and working well. According to AASHTO executive director John Horsley ,"These ...

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Illinois to begin $98 million high-speed rail project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 21, 2010

Illinois will be the first state to begin high-speed rail construction, with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) Sept. 17 announcement of a $98 million project to upgrade an initial 90 miles of Union Pacific railroad track between Alton and Lincoln ...

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Depression-area bridge replaced by first stimulus project slated for demolition

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 26, 2010

Earlier this month, a brand new bridge over the Osage River on Route 17 in Miller County, Mo., opened to traffic. The project was the first in the nation to get under way as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Civilian Flaggers: Are they worth it? Massachusetts has saved nearly $12 million in the year-plus since it started using civilian flaggers to direct traffic at some road construction sites, state officials say, providing factual underpinning to what has become a hotly ...

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TRIP: Show N.H. the money for failing bridges, roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 21, 2010

One-third of New Hampshire’ major roads are deteriorated, 32 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and more than half of the state’s roads are congested during peak travel times, but the state lacks adequate funding ...

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Stimulus funds boost April's construction spending numbers

- Jun 15, 2010

Construction spending rose to $869 billion between March and April this year thanks to stimulus funds, according to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of the Census Bureau’s latest spending figures. Total construction spending rose by 2.7 percent, ...

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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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Feature Article: The coming hangover

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2010

Feature Article:  The coming hangover

Does the road up Stimulus Mountain dead end at a cliff? By John Latta   The Federal Highway Administration says in January that it had authorized $23 billion in projects under the year-old American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The agency says that ...

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Missouri receives $31 million for high-speed rail projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2010

Missouri was awarded $31 million for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus." “We are very pleased. This is the best news we could have hoped for given the extreme competition for rail funding,” ...

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31 orgs join Associated Equipment Distributors in effort to extend business purchasing tax incentives

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 07, 2009

A broad coalition of 31 national organizations representing the construction, manufacturing, aviation, professional services, and distribution sectors has joined the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) in calling on Congress and President Obama to extend business purchasing tax incentives included in recent ...

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