Stimulus Package

A new report from Smart Growth America finds that stimulus spending on public transit produced 70% more jobs per dollar than road spending.
Feb 7, 2011   The Hill
The short-term focus of the first year's worth of stimulus package spending could be creating long-term problem's for America's already troubled infrastructure, according to this review from the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>'s Blair Kamin.
Feb 22, 2010   Chicago Tribune
A new study shows that stimulus funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways.
Dec 18, 2009   Smart Growth America blog
On his blog, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood lambastes Senator Coburn for calling bike infrastructure wasteful.
Dec 11, 2009   Welcome to the Fast Lane: The Official Blog of the US Secretary of Transportation
In the name of economic stimulus, the government has invested deeply in the very business (real estate) that was driving the economy down. Does that make sense? Streetsblog's Ryan Avent reports.
Nov 7, 2009   Streetsblog
The economy is up 3.5% in the 3rd quarter, thanks in large part to government subsidies for car and home buying. Otherwise, the impact of the stimulus has been muted, says The Washington Times.
Nov 1, 2009   The Washington Times
Planners from Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno met this week to discuss plans for high-speed rail between their cities, since they've been left off the map of potential corridors to be funded by the stimulus package.
Oct 9, 2009   The Arizona Republic
The application period has opened for federal stimulus grants to fund broadband Internet access projects in underserved areas. The response has been overwhelming.
Aug 31, 2009   USA Today
Yonah Freemark, blogger at The Transport Politic, argues that long-distance transportation projects like high-speed rail are essential to creating a balance of intercity and intracity transit.
Aug 27, 2009   the transport politic
James Surowiecki argues that state governments are sabotaging the economic recovery, and simultaneously sinking the creation of a smart energy grid.
Jul 24, 2009   The New Yorker
Speaking today at the Center for National Policy in D.C., Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood touted the success of the ARRA stimulus package and answered questions on transportation bill reauthorization and other topics.
Jul 15, 2009   TheCityFix