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  • max_the_man Feb 16, 2014 10:22 AM Flag

    Remember Obama Doling out $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist — the money just evaporated with no measurable economic benefit.

    Remember Obama Doling out $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist — the money just evaporated with no measurable economic benefit.

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    • " with no measurable economic benefit."

      Do you need more examples?

    • There are literally thousands of projects accomplished with the ARRA funds, with approximately 50% completed by June of 2009.

      Just do a web search using:

      ARRA Projects

      And you will find many lists of the specific project. Typically these are listed by State Governments in a .PDF document.

      Anyone who does this search will be amazed with the transparency and accountability required by the stimulus act, resulting in all this project-by-project details available on the internet.

      • 2 Replies to stem_the_tidey
      • St. Louis District American Recovery and Revitalization Act projects

        ARRA Projects

        The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is creating and saving jobs while jumpstarting the American economy. As a part of the ARRA, $48 billion was allocated to address the nation's transportation needs -- of that, Missouri received a total of $788 million for all transportation projects (1.64 percent of the national amount).

        From that, Missouri intends to spend about $525 million on roads and bridges through MoDOT, $151 million on other multimodal projects (rail, aviation and transit), $19 million on enhancement projects and $93 million to suballocation areas (MARC, East-West Gateway and Ozark Transportation Organization).

        All money distributed to Missouri as part of ARRA must be obligated by March 2, 2010 -- half of that money must be obligated by June 30, 2009. ARRA also calls for departments of transportation to complete projects by February 17, 2012, to maximize job creation/economic benefit and to construct projects in economically distressed areas (61 percent of the projects across the state are in economically distressed areas.)

        MoDOT didn't haphazardly select projects. The department spent a lot of time and effort consulting with partners to identify regional priorities to develop the list of projects.

        In St. Louis, MoDOT and our partners identified $173.4 million in projects. They are :

        * Franklin County, Route 44 - Rebuild pavement from Viaduct Street to Route 100 West Completed as promised

        Jefferson County, Route 55 - Add lanes and widen/replace two bridges between north of Route M and north of Route Z Completed as promised

        * St. Charles County, Route 364 - Extend Page Ave. from west of Harvester Road to Central School Road
        Completed as promised

      • This is just one of 13 sanitary sewer project in Brownsville done with ARRA funding:
        Brownsville Public Utilities Board
        Sanitary Sewer Overflow Projects

        Project 13
        Sewer Lift Station No. 48 Rehabilitation Project

        Owner: Brownsville Public Utilities Board

        Project Title: Subproject E4(13) - Lift Station 48 Rehabilitation

        Total Project Cost: $501,811

        Financed by: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, The United States Environmental Protection Agency, and The Texas Water Development Board

        Engineer: Brownsville Public Utilities Board
        1425 Robinhood Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78521

        Contractor: Ferguson Service Systems, Inc.
        P.O. Box 1177, Olmito, Texas 78575

        Timeline:Start Date: January 18, 2010
        End Date: November 19, 2010

        Contract Duration: 10 Months

        Project Description:
        An old sewer lift station will be rebuilt resulting in lower operation and maintenance costs and reduced odor problems. The project includes the demolition and reconstruction of Sewer Lift Station No. 48 (located at the corner of Land O' Lakes Drive & Robinhood Drive).

        Back to Main ARRA Page

        And there are more for water systems and other infrastructure improvements.

    • I80 in Iowa was extensively repaired and upgraded, as well as major sections of US 20 in Iowa.

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      • Washington State Aviation Projects done with Stimulus cash:

        Bellingham International $ 2,500,000 Rehab Apron
        Bellingham International $ 800,000 Rehab Taxiway
        Paine Field $11,357,407 Rehab Runway and Taxiway
        Grant County International $ 2,000,000 Rehab Taxiway
        Tri-Cities $ 8,700,000 Rehab Runway and Apron
        Spokane International $17,972,580 Rehab Runway and Apron
        Pangborn Memorial $ 1,000,000 Rehab Taxiway
        Wilbur $ 3,000,000 Rehab Taxiway
        Richland $ 2,600,000 Rehab Taxiway

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