Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Federal Stimulus

NTPP: Infrastructure Investment Will Only Boost the Economy If Done Right

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At the federal level, we’re nearly flat out of transportation money and spending most of what’s left to stimulate highway construction jobs. It’s a double whammy that could present a bleak future for federally-funded transportation projects. A new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP) challenges the country to envision a […]

GOP Demands a Stop to Stim Spending. What Will It Mean for Rail Projects?

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The top Republican currently on the Appropriations Committee wants to take back stimulus funds promised to states and localities for much-needed infrastructure programs, including more than $6 billion in transportation funding. High-speed rail projects would take an especially big hit under the plan. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has introduced H.R. 6403, the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

Bike-Ped Funding Dips as Stimulus Spending Slows

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Via the League of American Bicyclists, new information is out about how much the feds are spending on bike-ped  projects. While federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects is down a bit from last year’s all-time high, it still comes in at more than a billion dollars. A third of the money is from the American […]