Recovery Act: Use of Transportation Funds, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned: Congressional Testimony
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 22 pages
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided more than $48 billion to the Department of Transportation (DoT) to be distributed through existing programs and through two new competitive grant programs ¿ high speed intercity passenger rail and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. This testimony addresses the: (1) status and use of Recovery Act transportation funds; (2) outcomes and long-term benefits of Recovery Act transportation investments; and (3) lessons learned from DoT¿s and states¿ experiences implementing the Recovery Act. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
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