U.S. Transportation Chief Cites Stimulus Money Success

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his agency has committed nearly $9 billion in stimulus money to states and territories.

LaHood says his department got $48 billion under the stimulus plan and that almost $9 billion has been set aside for specific projects.

He told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday that he thinks the money already has been an enormous success.

The committee says that as of the end of the March, work had begun on 263 highway and transit projects in 30 states, putting about 1,250 workers back on the job. That information comes from details provided to the committee by states and cities.

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