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Stimulus Spotlight: Oregon’s Solar Highway

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The first of Oregon’s "solar highway" installations, which are receiving $2 million from the federal stimulus. (Photo: ODOT via Flickr) Washington’s normally frenetic pace slows down in August, when humid weather and the absence of Congress combine to give the capital some recharging time. But this month also marks a half-year since the economic stimulus […]

How Much Operating Aid is Your Local Transit Agency Getting?

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President Obama has signed into law a $106 billion war funding bill that includes a provision allowing local transit agencies to spend 10 percent of their stimulus money on operating costs. That sounds good … but how much money are we actually talking about? According to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA): St. Louis’ Metro system […]