Review of Recovery Act Funding Used for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report on the uses of and accountability for $48.1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds provided to the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in transportation infrastructure.

The report addresses the status, use, and outcomes of Recovery Act transportation funding nationwide and in selected states; highlights actions taken by federal, state, and other agencies to monitor and ensure accountability for those funds; explores changes in the quality of jobs data reported by Recovery Act recipients of transportation funds over time; and discusses challenges faced and lessons learned by DOT and recipients.

The report also examines the quality of recipients’ reports about the jobs created and retained with Recovery Act transportation funds.

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