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Recovery.gov is the U.S. government's official website that provides easy access to data
related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

AGENCY PROFILE - Department of Transportation


 Data From Agency Reports - Updated Weekly


$47,532,506,887
Total Funds Awarded
$40,290,559,824
Total Funds Paid Out

Contracts, Grants and Loans Paid Out by Category

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Entitlements Paid Out by Category

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Agency News
8/21/2013
Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Celebrates Opening of DFW Connector

Major Dallas Project Opens Nine Months Ahead of Schedule

DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez today joined state and local officials at the opening of the DFW Connector, the $1 billion roads project designed to help drivers navigate better and avoid congestion as they travel to and around the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  The DFW Connector received $260 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the largest highway investment from the Recovery Act.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the project created more than 500 jobs and was finished nine months ahead of schedule.

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7/1/2013
Grade Separation Projects Breaking Ground in North Carolina to Improve Railroad and Roadway Safety and Efficiency

​WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has begun construction on rail safety improvement projects along the North Carolina Railroad’s Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte. This series of projects are part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, supported by a $520 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant, and will enhance safety for train travelers, motorists and pedestrians, while laying the foundation for a higher-performing freight and passenger rail network.

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12/19/2012
U.S. Department of Transportation Signs $1.55 Billion Federal Funding Agreement to Build First Rail Transit System in Hawaii

​WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today participated in a ceremony to sign an agreement to provide $1.55 billion to the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu to build Hawaii’s first-ever rail transit system. The project is expected to shorten commutes in one of the most congested cities in the nation, provide greater transit options to Oahu’s residents and visitors, and create tens of thousands of construction-related jobs.

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Last Updated 12/31/2013
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as Reported by Recipients


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States Receiving the Most Funds
State Amount
(02/17/09 - 12/31/2013)
California $7,535,784,278
New York $3,334,316,042
Illinois $3,133,372,429
Texas $2,911,755,726
District of Columbia $2,198,696,535
Cities Receiving the Most Funds
City Amount
(02/17/09 - 12/31/2013)
Sacramento, CA $2,984,208,095
Washington, DC $2,197,299,376
New York, NY $1,789,520,803
Springfield, IL $1,436,015,997
Lansing, MI $1,065,466,303
Recipients Receiving the Most Funds
Recipient Award Amount
CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY $2,552,556,231
NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION $1,295,804,688
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION $1,142,324,000
TRANSPORTATION, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF $751,575,100
TRANSPORTATION, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF $520,000,000
Last Updated 5/1/2014