state transportation successes
A one-year report on
under the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act
recovery .transportat ion.org
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During the first year of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, states and transit agen-
cies have produced real jobs and real improvements to the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
State departments of transportation have shown that they can get the job done, on time and
As of December 31, $26.4 billion, or 77 percent of the $34.3 billion provided for highways and
transit, has been put out to bid on 12,250 projects.
Within this total, 10,600 projects (totaling $22.6 billion) are under contract.
Across the nation, work has begun on 9,240 projects totaling $20.6 billion—60 percent of the
total available highway and transit formula funds.
Work has been completed on 3,150 projects.
The Federal Highway Administration reports that as of January 29:
– 11,100 highway projects have won federal approval to proceed;
– 7,050 highway projects are under contract or ready to proceed; and
– 2,140 highway projects are already completed.
As of February 4, the Federal Transit Administration reported:
– It had obligated $7.23 billion of its recovery funding to over 700 projects, nearly 87 percent of
– Another 220 project applications, valued at $1.07 billion were under review. If approved, FTA
will have distributed $8.3 billion to over 920 projects nationwide.
Bids have come in across the country at 10 to 30 percent under estimates, leading to more work
State Improvements Are Leading to Long-Lasting Results
As of January 7, 2010:
1,125 bridges had been improved, replaced, or newly constructed.
21,400 miles of pavement were either improved, resurfaced, or widened.
1,700 safety traffic management projects were implemented.
Over 630 miles of bike lanes, sidewalks, or environmental mitigation projects were un