Recovery Act – Transportation

Here you will find links to reports about the transportation program of the the 2009 Recovery / Stimulus bill, formally known as ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). Please contact us if you should encounter a broken link or would like us to add document link.

Other resources: View our MAP-21 stories here. Our MAP-21 Learning Center has links to bill text and summaries from a variety of stakeholders. Our Pre-MAP-21 Reports page has links to Congressional and stakeholder reports designed to guide the drafting of what eventually became MAP-21. Our Federal Budget Learning Center has links to short, plain English overviews of where the money comes from, where it goes, how the process works.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law (link: 409 page bill pdf) by President Obama on February 17, 2009.   USDOT called it “an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.”

USDOT’s Recovery Act website

Transportation By the Numbers, Recovery Act, AASHTO, December 2011

U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Report, February 2011

AASHTO’s Recovery Act website

APTA’s Recovery Act website

NCSL’s Beyond Highway Construction: ARRA Investment in Information Technology, March 2009

Government Accountability Office’s (oversight) Recovery Act website

White House Recovery Act website

Washington State’s Recovery Act website

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