Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has certified 451 highway projects to spend the state’s $932 million ARRA allocation; five aviation project grants worth a total of $9.9 million; and small urban and rural transit projects statewide valued at $30.1 million.
As of March 18, 2010, Georgia DOT has:
- Obligated $932 million of ARRA funding for projects,
- Awarded $806 million worth of contracts on 368 projects statewide, and
- Issued 290 Notices to Proceed, representing almost $766 million in projects.
19 Georgia DOT ARRA projects throughout the state are now complete and open to traffic.
Please refer to the chart below for summary of how Georgia DOT spent its ARRA funding:
On March 5, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and USDOT Secretary LaHood announced $600 million in new ARRA transit grants; Georgia received more than $12 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants, including $2.2 million for MARTA operating assistance.
Georgia is one of only 19 states to receive ARRA grants to improve water ferry service; the $1 million grant will construct a new ferry boat on the Savannah River Ferry.