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AASHTO Survey of the States: 9,500 Ready-to-Go Transportation Projects

Posted by Content Coordinator on Friday, December 11th, 2009


Ready-to-Go Projects, 2009 Survey of the States

■ All 50 states and the District of Columbia reported data.
■ 9,588 highway, transit, rail, port, and aviation projects valued at $69.55 billion.
■ Ready-to-go means a project can move through the federal approval process within 120
days of enactment of authorizing legislation, thus enabling the State to proceed toward
construction. (See back page for entire process.)
■ Includes the following job-creation projects:
– 7,497 highway projects estimated at $47.26 billion
– 983 transit projects estimated at $9.77 billion
– 234 rail projects estimated at $3.49 billion
– 80 port projects estimated at $580 million
– 528 aviation projects estimated at $1.81 billion
– 266 intermodal projects estimated at $6.63 billion (Intermodal category used by
some states for intermodal freight or passenger projects; it also includes other
transit, rail, port, and aviation projects not noted elsewhere.)

“We need to keep the momentum going. The unemployment rate in the construction trades today
exceeds 18 percent. There is still a need to invest more in transportation projects if that’s what it
takes to create jobs and bring unemployment down. What the state DOTs have done over the past
eight months to put economic recovery dollars to work shows there is no better way to create jobs
and long-lasting benefits in every part of the country.”

John Horsley
Executive Director
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

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About American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
“The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is the voice for transportation and catalyst for organizational and technical excellence…AASHTO advocates transportation-related policies and provides technical services to support states in their efforts to efficiently and safely move people and goods.”

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