Transportation numbers emerge on the stimulus
February 12, 2009
Transportation for America
We now have what appear to be the final numbers for transportation infrastructure in the stimulus. While the totals for both transit and highway spending were both in the same ballpark as what they were in the original House and Senate bills, the sum for high-speed has drastically increased from the numbers in the first two versions. The Associated Press is reporting the following details:
- $27 billion for highways and bridges
- $8.4 billion for transit
- $8 billion for high-speed rail
We’ve also heard that the sum for highways is $29 billion, but can’t be 100 percent sure on the details until the actual text of the bill comes out.
Although it’s too early to know exactly how things played out behind the scenes, the AP reports that President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid helped push up the numbers for high-speed rail.
Economic Stimulus Numbers for Transportation
February 12, 2009 by John