Economic Stimulus

President Obama used a tour of Jaxport to promote infrastructure investment, e.g. accommodating larger ships and intermodal cargo transfer to trains to stimulate the economy and increase employment, and maybe convert some Republicans to the cause.
Jul 27, 2013   The New York Times - Politics
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
States are hoping to use federal stimulus money to add technological advancements to their streets and highways to create "smart" roads.
May 23, 2009   Stateline