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OCTA Website details stimulus funded projects

An interactive map allows residents to view projects in their immediate area. In addition, there’s a section where the public can provide comments, sign up to receive e-mail updates or follow projects on Twitter and Facebook.

Obama announces funding of 2,000th ARRA project

The 2,000th project is a $68 million project in Kalamazoo County, Mich., which involves the widening of I-94 from two lanes both east and westbound to three lanes in each direction. The project will improve safety and ease congestion by providing a more efficient interchange.

Amtrak details stimulus projects

Includes railcar and locomotive restoration to augment the current fleet; projects to bring stations into ADA compliance; facility improvements; and track, bridge and signal replacements and upgrades.

Amtrak receives $1.3 billion ARRA grant

Funding will roughly double the size of Amtrak’s capital investment program over a two-year period and be used to upgrade railroad assets and infrastructure, as well as capital projects that expand passenger rail capacity.

House, Senate strike stimulus accord

Washington Post reports that the final amount of spending for highway, bridge and rail construction projects may be $49.6 billion, which is higher than what was originally proposed by both the House and Senate.

Senate passes stimulus bill

Bill that includes $8.4 billion for transit must now go to conference with the House, which passed an $819 billion version of the bill late last month.

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