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Stimulus Funds Flow Through State DOTs

Ian Scott on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 1:06:18 am

A Reuters story from last Friday confirms that state transportation departments will be the primary drivers for allocating transportation project funds from the economic stimulus package.  The article quotes Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as saying:

"Our feeling is the best way to get this money out is through state departments of transportation."

 

"If (cities) work closely with the state and with the governor they're going to get some roads built in their communities."

Many mayors, city governments and regional organizations were holding out hope that they may receive project funding directly from the federal DOT. 

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