Recovery Act a boon for transportation infrastructure jobs, projects

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Since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) into law in 2009, it has continued to create jobs in the transportation sector.

The law has supplied the U.S. transportation infrastructure industry with more than $48 billion in investments to create jobs and projects.

The Recovery Act helped launch over 13,000 projects with the Federal Highway Administration, leading to upgrades on over 42,000 miles of road and 2,700 bridges.

The law also invested approximately $8.78 billion in U.S. mass-transit systems, allowing local transit officials to buy approximately 665 rail cars and 11,500 buses, as well as rehabilitate or build over 850 facilities, including stations and depots..

High-speed rail projects received $8 billion in investments covering approximately 225 projects nationwide. Over 30 stations were optimized with new locomotives and new passenger cars.

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