Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell announced that Iowa is once again ranks second in the nation for the implementation of its "Highways and Bridges" funds that were allocated to the state under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act").
Iowa received $358,162,431 for highway and bridge projects and has designated $356,396,169 as of August 31, 2009, according to a report released today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This has led to the creation or maintenance of more than 3,400 jobs in the state so far on 161 projects that are already underway.
"This month's Committee report has shown how investing in infrastructure can create jobs," Boswell said. "Since the last report came out in August, more than 1,400 jobs have been added and 22 projects have started in the state. These are federal stimulus dollars at work for Iowans and are just a down payment on the future infrastructure investment that will be in the upcoming highway bill."
"As a senior Member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will continue to fight for funding for infrastructure and highway projects in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District and the state at-large to get Iowans back to work."
For more information on this month's report, visit the Transportation and Infrastructure's Committee Web site at http://transportation.house.gov.