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BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: $8.4 billion in Mass Transit spending

A breakdown of provisions and funding requirements for mass transit in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Feb 20th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [MAP] Major mass transit operating budgets

A look at America's top mass transit systems - from budget deficits to finding new revenue sources to how agencies will manage both. Also, find out how each agency plans to use federal funds from the economic stimulus.

Feb 13th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: Overall public works spending

What has often been referenced as a new New Deal, similar to initiatives instituted during the Great Depression, the following is a breakdown of federal funds from Congress' economic stimulus devoted to projects or spending that is related to or will affect infrastructure in the U.S.

Feb 12th, 2009

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
Stimulus draft released: American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009

Congressional officials have released a draft of the $825 billion federal stimulus package, a combination of spending and tax cuts. Some of spending components include $87 billion for a temporary increase in aid to states for Medicaid costs; and $79 billion in aid to local school districts and public colleges to prevent cutbacks.

Jan 15th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Paul Krugman’s Big Fix

Blueprint America -- with host David Brancaccio (NOW on PBS) -- interviews economist Paul Krugman on the effect a stimulus in infrastructure spending will have on the American economy.

Dec 31st, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [TIMELINE] The Wrong Track: The Greatest Subway New York Never Built

Since the 1920s in New York City, the Second Avenue Subway line has been in the works. Follow the delays, cost overruns, political ineffectiveness, and several ground breakings over the years as the line has still yet to be completed.

Dec 15th, 2008

EXPOSÉ ON BILL MOYERS JOURNAL
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Beneath the North Texas Dirt: More Dirt in North Texas

Similar to Brett Shipp’s investigation on the ignorance of state regulators to design flaws in Texas' pipeline infrastructure, another local Texas television reporter, Will Ripley (NewsChannel 5), further explored faulty natural gas pipelines in the Rio Grande Valley.

Nov 21st, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Ed Rendell: The Infrastructure Governor

Gov. Ed Rendell (D., PA) is an advocate for reforming infrastructure policy and practice in both his state and throughout the rest of America. In Pennsylvania, Gov. Rendell has proposed varying measures to improve the state’s infrastructure, which rates particularly poor in road and bridge quality, from tolling to privatizing public roads.

Oct 14th, 2008

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