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Originally posted by skeptic1
Health care? That is a project that can wait. That doesn't stimulate the economy in my mind.
Highways: $27 billion is included for highway investments. The vast majority of this
funding will be distributed as grants using a formula set in current highway authorization
law. The vast majority of this funding will be distributed as grants using a formula set in
current highway authorization law. The funding can be used on activities eligible under
Federal-aid Highway Program’s Surface Transportation Program. Eligible activities
could also include rail and port infrastructure activities at the discretion of the states. The
grants will be provided in two parts:
Mass Transit: The bill includes $8.4 billion for investments in public transportation.
Competitive Grants for Transportation: The bill includes $5.5 billion for competitive
grants to state and local governments for transportation investments. These grants will go
to a many different kinds of transportation investments – including highway, transit, rail,
or port infrastructure