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BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: Senate vs. House spending on transportation

As the recovery plan was debated in Congress, the House and Senate had seemingly similar but, at the same time, different ideas on how stimulus money should fund transportation projects.

Feb 10th, 2009

THE DIG
After the Senate compromise: Obama’s economic stimulus

The Senate agreed on a scaled-down economic stimulus bill on Friday when three Republicans said they would back the reworked legislation.

Feb 9th, 2009

THE DIG
In post-partisan era, bipartisan opposition to Obama’s stimulus

President Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, D.C. In this newly declared post-partisan era of politics, there is growing bipartisan opposition to the President’s economic stimulus package.

Feb 6th, 2009

THE DIG
A world of infrastructure trouble

As Washington considers a nearly $1 trillion economic stimulus bill to combat an increasing recession, with billions going to public works projects, governments worldwide will, at the same time, spend as much as $1.5 trillion annually for the next 20 years to make up for a lack of similar spending on infrastructure in years past.

Feb 6th, 2009

THE DIG
‘Service to this stop is suspended’

Most public transit systems throughout the country, even in cities that approved funding increases during the last election, are facing substantial budget shortfalls.

Feb 5th, 2009

THE DIG
Teaching an old dog new tricks? New York City transportation budget shortfall

Like so many other transit agencies around the country, the nation’s largest transit authority - New York City - is in the midst of a severe budget crisis and is facing a $1.2 billion deficit.

Feb 5th, 2009

THE DIG
‘Buy American’

As Americans have slashed consumer spending, congressional Democrats want to buy American with stimulus spending.

Feb 4th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [CREDITS] Road to the Future




Feb 1st, 2009

THE DIG
America falling down: American Society of Civil Engineers 2009 Report Card

In order to have an impact on the American Recovery and Reinvestment bill, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Still, as the bill goes through Congress, little has been done to ensure that proper oversight will be applied to the funds devoted to spending.

Jan 28th, 2009

THE DIG
On the Grid

A week in review of infrastructure news by Rick Karr, Blueprint America correspondent.

Jan 23rd, 2009

THE DIG
But, when will it work? The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009

America lost 524,000 jobs in December. The unemployment rate, at the same time, is at a 16-year-high of 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. There are currently 11.1 million unemployed throughout the country, which is nearly double the number out of work at the start of the economic recession a year ago.President Barack Obama has promised to sustain Americans in these hard times with an $825 billion economic stimulus package – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009.

Jan 23rd, 2009
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