The Obama administration has begun awarding grants of millions to transit agencies across the country for everything from bus upgrades to photovoltaic canopies and agency building upgrades. Check out the breakdown by agency here.
Sep 22, 2009 SF Streetsblog
Work has been hard to find for many architects over the last year. But for architects doing federal work, the story is a bit different.
Sep 16, 2009 Architectural Record
Speaking to members of the Brookings Institution, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that there have been problems with implementing the stimulus package funds at the local level.
Sep 4, 2009 Streetsblog
Neal Peirce looks at a few examples where regions have pooled their powers to utilize ARRA stimulus funds to create programs and jumpstart regional efforts.
Aug 24, 2009 Citiwire
While high speed rail and smart grid technology were used to sell the idea of the economic stimulus package, the majority of stimulus money in California is being spent on routine projects, according to new figures.
Aug 22, 2009 Los Angeles Times
The Center for Public Integrity runs the numbers, and finds that Americans are cashing in on "Cash for Clunkers" at a rate of $77 million a day, vs. $39 million for the first-time homebuyer credit.
Aug 10, 2009 Center for Public Integrity
Crime numbers and struggling city budgets have caused the Justice department to issue $1 billion in federal stimulus funds to 1,046 communities to beef up their police forces.
Aug 3, 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Economic improvement projects funded by the stimulus are moving full steam ahead -- in France.
Jul 8, 2009 The New York Times
Mayors from big cities are feeling shortchanged by the federal government, which they say is disproportionately handing out stimulus money to small and rural areas.
Jun 23, 2009 Los Angeles Times
House and Senate negotiators decided a $106 billion war bill, from which 10 percent would be granted to transit operating costs.
Jun 14, 2009 la.streetsblog.org