Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements: Congressional Testimony
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 30 pages
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) included more than $48 billion for the Department of Transportation's (DoT) investment in transportation infrastructure, including highways, rail, and transit. This testimony addresses: (1) the uses of Recovery Act highway funding, including the types of projects states have funded and efforts by DoT and the states to meet the requirements of the act; and (2) the uses of Recovery Act transit funding and how recipients of Recovery Act funds are reporting information on the number of jobs created and retained under section 1512. Charts and tables.
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