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Transportation Dept. Hands Out $500 Million More Stimulus Funds Including $100 Million...
CNSNews ^ | July 20, 2012 | Penny Starr

Posted on 07/20/2012 12:23:55 PM PDT by jazusamo

Full title: Transportation Dept. Hands Out $500 Million More Stimulus Funds – Including $100 Million for Trains in Obama’s Hometown

(CNSNews.com) – In a fourth round of funding grants paid for by the $831 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Chicago is receiving $100 million of $500 million for CREATE, a regional rail task force.

The task force web site describes the program as a “partnership” between the Transportation Department, the state of Illinois, city of Chicago and the Metropolitan Rail Corporation (Metra), Amtrak, and freight railroads using the rail lines. The task force goals include improving infrastructure, passenger service, public safety, and to “create and retain jobs” and “improve air quality.”

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last month that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia would receive nearly $500 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 program.

“President Obama’s support for an America built to last is putting people back to work across the country building roads, bridges, and other projects that will mean better, safer transportation for generations to come,” LaHood said in a June 22 press release announcing the awards.

“TIGER projects mean good transportation jobs today and a stronger economic future for the nation,” LaHood said.

The press release also said that $120 million went to “rural areas” but that Chicago and other big cities also received funding. Memphis, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., got a combined $105 million – the top award – for two intermodal freight facilities in those states.

Since Obama signed the stimulus into law on Feb. 17, 2009, more than $3.1 billion for 218 transportation projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico has been distributed by the DOT.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; corruption; lahood; obama; stimulus; transportationdept
Obama makes sure his hometown gets their 20%, it's the Chicago Way.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 12:24:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Another Obama MONEY-LAUNDERING SCHEME TO LABOR UNIONS, using tax payer’s money.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: jazusamo

Will they meet every six months like his razor sharp focused “jobs council”?

And another thing. Doesn’t Illinois have a DOT just for these type of things like all the rest of us?

Den of thieves!


3 posted on 07/20/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear

I’d bet Illinois does have a DOT but evidently there’s still billions of obamabucks, known as stimulus money to waste.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 12:55:31 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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5 posted on 07/20/2012 12:57:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Bump


6 posted on 07/20/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: jazusamo

Stimulous - most of One Trillion $ for immediate funding of shovel ready projects, three and a half years ago, and their still wasting unspent funding from this RAT shithole.

The House should lock up the unspent funding immediately, and send any unspent funds back to pay down the deficit.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 1:33:40 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: jazusamo

” “President Obama’s support for an America built to last is putting people back to work across the country building roads, bridges, and other projects that will mean better, safer transportation for generations to come,” LaHood said in a June 22 press release announcing the awards.

“TIGER projects mean good transportation jobs today and a stronger economic future for the nation,” LaHood said.”

What a load.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 1:48:13 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Noob1999; lowbridge
Both of you couldn't be more correct.

Obama is doling this stimulus money out through his Cabinet Secs and getting campaign funds from recipient companies, high ups in those companies and unions.

It's a monumental scam he pulling off in plain sight.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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