Hawaii Hopes for $418 Million From Congress for Highways & Transportation

More than 5,000 highway projects are ready to go, state transportation officials say, if Congress will only pony up $64.3 billion as part of an economic aid plan.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, which compiled the list, said the projects would provide jobs and help reduce a backlog of crumbling roads and bridges.

The group wants Congress to include the projects in an economic recovery bill that could total as much as $500 billion. The spending is a priority for President-elect Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders, who say they hope to have it ready for the new president to sign when he takes office Jan. 20…

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The list by state, number of projects, and dollar value of projects, in millions. x-denotes states that did not provide a total number of projects:

  • Alabama, 16, $877
  • Alaska, 4, $139
  • Arizona, 72, $1,091
  • Arkansas, 130, $1,120
  • California, $5,000-x
  • Colorado, 113, $1,154
  • Connecticut, 5, $765
  • Delaware, $125-x
  • District of Columbia, 3, $56
  • Florida, 92, $6,968
  • Georgia, 319, $1,1933
  • Hawaii, 51, $418
  • Idaho, 126, $805
  • Illinois, 245, $783
  • Indiana, 109, $501
  • Iowa, 41, $221
  • Kansas, 107, $357
  • Kentucky, 50, $400
  • Louisiana, 58, $423
  • Maine, 44, $221
  • Maryland, $230-x
  • Massachusetts, 37, $220
  • Michigan, 208, $1,750
  • Minnesota, 200, $950
  • Mississippi, 75, $600
  • Missouri, 34, $510
  • Montana, 158, $350
  • Nebraska, 30, $250
  • Nevada, 40, $250
  • New Hampshire, 27, $230
  • New Jersey, 153, $1,640
  • New Mexico, 49, $1,136
  • New York, 40, $550
  • North Carolina, 296, $5,170
  • North Dakota, $300-x
  • Ohio, $2,160-x
  • Oklahoma, 95, $778
  • Oregon, 105, $564
  • Pennsylvania, 319, $1,030
  • Rhode Island, 40, $100
  • South Carolina, 51, $850
  • South Dakota, 29, $155
  • Tennessee, 120, $400
  • Texas, 853, $6,018
  • Utah, 136, $10,800
  • Vermont, 17, $78
  • Virginia, 40, $680
  • Washington, 60, $1339
  • West Virginia, 181, $1,134
  • Wisconsin, 60, $320
  • Wyoming, 105, $400

One Response

  1. We had a DEMOCRATIC Congressman Ed Case who was on the Hwy 130 job and we replaced him. He came to our district at least quarterly because he was raised on the Big Island. He also really cared about Puna. He was on it! . I think Mazie will get to it ,but this isn’t her home island, she’s going to need all of us reminding her where we are. via e-mail ,phone and fax. Congresswoman Hirono is like every other elected official. If we call enough she’ll answer.

    Damon – I said I would stay away from politics and here you are Mr. Jordan bringing me right back into it… ;) I too think Ed Case was, and still can be, a great leader.

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