FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today visited the I-95 Express Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, a project that reflects how transportation can help create the type of economic opportunities President Obama discussed in his State of the Union address this week. The $112 million project used $105 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the Department of Transportation. Secretary Foxx was joined by U.S. Representatives Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Lois Frankel, along with state and local officials.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled a new interactive “Voices of the Recovery Act” web feature to share the stories of workers on Recovery Act projects around the country. Through the online map, visitors can click on videos of construction workers around the country employed on Recovery Act-funded construction projects. Using their own words, workers across America talk about what the Recovery Act has meant to them in tough economic times for the construction industry. Workers employed by a transportation funded Recovery project can submit their own videos by posting their story on YouTube.