The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. This legislation provides nearly $800 billion boost to the American Economy. The stimulus legislation delivers substantial support for infrastructure projects. At the national level, this includes $48 billion in funding for transportation capital projects ($8.4 billion for mass transit, $27.5 billion for highways and bridges, $9.3 billion for rail, $1.3 billion for airport improvement projects; $1.5 billion for discretionary surface transportation projects). For additional information on the U.S. Department of Transportation's efforts visit their website.

Nassau County's allocation of Federal Highway ARRA funds is $27.6 million and the estimated amount of Federal Transit ARRA funds is $14.5 million. The County has submitted various projects for ARRA funding and is currently awaiting approval of these projects. Below is a list of County projects submitted for ARRA funding:

Federal Highway Administration Proposed Projects
ARRA Funding
Road Resurfacing Phase 1$9,000,000
Cedar Swamp Road Improvements$4,000,000
Pedestrian and Bike Paths$2,000,000
Signal Expansion Phase 2$3,000,000
Bridge Painting Program$3,000,000
Countywide pavement markings$3,600,000

Federal Transit Administration Proposed Projects
ARRA Funding
Long Island Bus: Purchase 18 CNG 40' Replacement Buses, Inspection Services & Spare Parts$8,803,000
Long Island Bus: Purchase 14 CNG 40' Replacement Buses$5,748,905