American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law in February 2009 to stimulate economic recovery through improvements in infrastructure and creation of jobs across the nation. The Federal Highway Administration committed $26.6 billion to more than 12,000 transportation projects, including bicycle and pedestrian projects for improving traffic safety, congestion and air pollution, livability, and the economy. By September 30, 2009, states had obligated approximately $400 million to bicycle and pedestrian projects through ARRA funding which represents 47% of all federal bicycle and pedestrian project funding in FY 2009.
For more information about transportation investments funded via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, visit: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/economicrecovery/