Federal 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
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently warned incoming Republican governors in Wisconsin and Ohio that dedicated stimulus funds must be spent on high-speed rail or returned, CNN reports.
Nov 11, 2010   CNN
Officials in Atlanta are pushing forward with plans to build a streetcar, despite being left out of a recent federal stimulus-led package of transportation grants.
Feb 18, 2010   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Florida today to announce a funding package for a variety of high speed rail projects. In total, $7.9 billion in funding is being announced.
Jan 28, 2010   The New York Times
Puerto Rico seems to be at the head of the pack in terms of jobs created by the federal stimulus bill. But the news isn't all sunny from the island territory, as the governor moves to slash thousands of public sector jobs.
Nov 4, 2009   Christian Science Monitor
The federal government has dedicated $8 billion to high speed rail projects. But with $50 billion worth of proposals, the challenge lies in how best to divide the funds.
Oct 24, 2009   The New York Times
A third-grader in Missoula, Montana has successfully rallied her city to build a new bike lane near her busy street.
Sep 29, 2009   The Missoulian
NPR looks at a few of the areas that have submitted proposals for high-speed rail funding.
Sep 8, 2009   National Public Radio
Thousands of stimulus-funded transportation projects are underway this summer, creating thousands of delays on the nation's roads.
Jul 22, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
A 14-mile road segment that would connect two highways in Texas is a contender for stimulus funding in the state. But it would also cause the removal of at least 23 acres of wetlands. Environmentalists are upset the proposal is being considered.
Jul 15, 2009   The Houston Chronicle
Less than half of the money set aside in the federal stimulus plan for transportation projects is going to cities, according to an analysis by <em>The New York Times</em>.
Jul 9, 2009   The New York Times