SPUR Transportation Committee Meeting: Spending Stimulus Money

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White House and Congress Take Issue With AP’s Transport Stimulus Claims

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The Associated Press published a piece today that, after putting "economists and statisticians" to work on analyzing $21 billion in federal stimulus money for transportation, reached a volatile conclusion: (Photo: WBEZ) Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama’s argument that more […]

Killing the Myth of the ‘More Shovel-Ready’ Road Stimulus, Part II

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It has become one of the most enduring anecdotes surrounding the Obama administration’s $787 billion economic stimulus law: Democrats’ contention that White House adviser Larry Summers sliced transit aid by more than half, to $8.4 billion, out of concerns that projects were not "shovel-ready" enough. (Photo: DMI Blog) Has Summers been vindicated by the data? […]

SPUR Transportation Committee Meeting

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From SPUR: Advocates for a wide range of transportation initiatives, including Muni reform, Central Subway and BRT construction, the downtown extension of Caltrain, Better Streets Plan, bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure and more. Contact Sarah Karlinsky, at skarlinsky@spur.org.