Minnesota gets $677 million in stimulus funds
* Work has begun on 18,365 projects in 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia totaling $33.9 billion (89 percent).
* Work has been completed on 8,965 projects totaling $7.1 billion in 50 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia (19 percent).
* Highway and bridge investments will result in:
- o 35,399 miles of road improvement;
- o 1,264 bridge improvements; and
- o demand for approximately 10 million metric tons of cement, resulting in revenues of $950 million for the cement industry.
- o Transit investments will result in:
- o 12,234 buses, vehicles, and rail cars purchased or rehabilitated ($2.4 billion);
- o 4,870 passenger facilities constructed or rehabilitated ($1.5 billion); and
- o 324 maintenance facilities constructed or rehabilitated ($925 million).
- o Work is underway on 185 Amtrak projects totaling $1.3 billion (100 percent of their available funds), and Amtrak has made 47 percent of the total number of contract awards to small businesses; Amtrak investments will result in:
- 1.3 million concrete ties replaced, of which 326,649 are completed;
- 60 Amfleet cars, 21 Superliners, and 15 locomotives restored to service; and
- 270 station improvements.
- Work is underway or completed on 757 aviation projects totaling $1.3 billion (100 percent). Aviation investments will result in:
- 155 runway improvements at 139 airports that accommodate 11 million annual takeoffs/landings ($483 million);
- 83 taxiway improvements at 78 airports that accommodate 8.1 million annual takeoffs/landings ($220 million); and
- 25 projects to modernize air route traffic control centers ($50 million);
* All 50 states met the requirement that 100 percent of their Clean Water State Revolving Fund projects be under contract by February 17, 2010. As of August 31, 2010, 1,946 projects are under construction totaling $3.8 billion (100 percent of the available funds).
* Clean water investments will construct, upgrade, or maintain publicly owned treatment works, mitigate nonpoint source pollution, and promote estuary management, serving an estimated 64 million people, approximately one-third of the U.S. population currently served by sewers – 629 projects ($1.5 billion).
* Work has begun or is completed on 59 Superfund projects totaling $584 million (100 percent).
* Work has begun or is completed on 165 of 185 planned Brownfield projects.
* The Army Corps of Engineers has committed $4.3 billion for 796 projects (93 percent). Corps investments will result in:
- 155 lock chambers repaired or improved;
- 1,132 flood risk management projects to improve dam or levee safety;
- 1,034 projects to maintain or upgrade recreation areas; and maintain or improve harbors and waterways that serve over 2,400 commercial ports.
Other Infrastructure Projects under the Committee’s Jurisdiction:
* The General Service Administration has awarded contracts and begun work on 536 projects worth $4.6 billion (82 percent); GSA investments will result in:
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