Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So No Revenues nor Needs For.........

Bad enough the country hasn't yet Sacrificed as to the results of their wars of choice, a decade plus added to the previous decades and wars during!

Oh and the oh so much work on Jobs, certainly not from the congress, especially the tepubs who ran on nor the free marketers who's con created the total collapse!

While those that use and need the many infrastructure issues, more then just roads and bridges, especially the business communities for their commerce and bottom lines, think they come for free or some others somewhere should pay for them!

Feds Short of Disaster Funds to Rebuild Roads

2011 has set a record for the number of declared disasters in a year; 39 states are waiting for money to help rebuild disaster-damaged roads.

November 15, 2011 - It has been three months since Tropical Storm Irene washed out roads all across Vermont, but in the town of Roxbury, it is still difficult to get around. Two bridges on the main road through the town of 700 are still out, and are not expected to be repaired until the middle of December.

In the meantime, drivers must use back roads to get to the nearby town of Randolph, a mild inconvenience now that could become a major issue as winter settles in.

Shawn Neun, chairman of the Roxbury select board, says snow would make using back roads "more hazardous, and it would just make it (take) longer."

Vermont officials estimate that it will take $175 million to $250 million in total to repair the damage from Irene. That is more than a third of what the state planned to spend on all transportation projects this year. Thanks to a presidential disaster declaration, the federal government will pick up a large share of that tab. But Vermont's money has been slow in coming. read more>>>

Huge Demand for TIGER Grants Highlights Need for More Transportation Investments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces the overwhelming demand for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants has once again surpassed available funding.

November 15, 2011 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that the overwhelming demand for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants has once again far surpassed the available funding. Applications for TIGER III grants totaled $14.1 billion, far exceeding the $527 million set aside for the program. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received 828 applications from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

"The tremendous demand for TIGER grants clearly shows that communities across the country cannot wait any longer for crucial upgrades to the roads, bridges, rail lines, and bus routes they rely on every day," said Secretary LaHood. "It's important to make these vital investments in transportation so we can put Americans back to work rebuilding our nation's crumbling transportation systems." read more>>>

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