NCDOT receives $848 million in econom...

NCDOT receives $848 million in economic recovery plan funding

There are 15 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 17, 2009, titled NCDOT receives $848 million in economic recovery plan funding. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

RALEIGH Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that North Carolina has received $838 million for transportation improvements through the federal economic recovery plan approved by Congress on ...

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riverworm

AOL

#1 Feb 17, 2009
will the DOT be calling the temporary workers that were laid off Jan. 30 back to work?
RedNecksAreQueer

Arvada, CO

#2 Feb 17, 2009
Heck no -- they'll be calling in out-of-state contractors with buses of illegal labor to do the work. Don't worry, at least the unemployment lines will be a little shorter.

“Warning I misspell Get over it”

Since: Aug 07

Asheville NC

#3 Feb 17, 2009
Or do you think they will finish a road project in our lifetime without starting a new one? Or how about fixing some pot holes that plague our streets.

This is all of course if they dont run out of money on the eastern side of the state.
FRUSTRATED

Asheville, NC

#4 Feb 17, 2009
Hope all of it doesn't get spent down east. We sure have a lot of roads that are in great need of repair.

“THE INTERNET MAKES YOU STUPID”

Since: Feb 09

Candler, NC

#5 Feb 17, 2009
The Buncombe county roads are all jacked up. I don't think anyone is going to argue with me on this fact.
Buford T Justice

Boone, NC

#6 Feb 17, 2009
I have a feeling money will be fairly evenly distributed across the state with this type of funding.
tdk

AOL

#7 Feb 17, 2009
they can buy a whole bunch of orange barrels with that.
The Right Rev Jackson

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Feb 17, 2009
Great more traffic tie-ups at 5:00 p m
tdk

AOL

#9 Feb 17, 2009
Buford T Justice wrote:
I have a feeling money will be fairly evenly distributed across the state with this type of funding.
ha ha ha ha.never has,never will.

“Warning I misspell Get over it”

Since: Aug 07

Asheville NC

#10 Feb 17, 2009
Buford T Justice wrote:
I have a feeling money will be fairly evenly distributed across the state with this type of funding.
No really, LOL

During the Hurricanes awhile back the east got FEMA checks that wasnt affected.

So yeah it will be evenly spread out to east of Hickory.
alekas

Mauldin, SC

#11 Feb 17, 2009
don't you feel better. The arguably most mismanaged agency in state govt now has even more money to waste. What happened to the state highway trust fund? What happens to proceeds from one of the highest gas taxes in the nation?

Let's be honest: the typical DOT jobsite is a personification of the old line of jokes of "How many (fill in the blank) does it take to do....." With the DOT, it usually involves 5 guys standing around a hole watching a 6th work his tail off, all under the watchful eye of a guy in a white shirt with a styrofoam coffee cup in his hand.
Alternative

Inman, SC

#12 Feb 17, 2009
mystery logger wrote:
Or do you think they will finish a road project in our lifetime without starting a new one? Or how about fixing some pot holes that plague our streets.
This is all of course if they dont run out of money on the eastern side of the state.
NCDOT is not responsible for Asheville city street. Talk to the city of Asheville about that.

“Warning I misspell Get over it”

Since: Aug 07

Asheville NC

#13 Feb 17, 2009
Alternative wrote:
<quoted text>
NCDOT is not responsible for Asheville city street. Talk to the city of Asheville about that.
That might be what the mayor is talking to O about when they meet? More money to waste in Ashevile.

Since: Oct 08

Asheville

#14 Feb 17, 2009
DOT could get a zillion dollars and Asheville will still fund outside studies, hold meetings and generally put the project on ice for the next decade, so what good does more money do? DOT may as well earmark for somewhere that will actually let them complete a project.

Since: Jun 07

Jonesborough, TN

#15 Feb 17, 2009
NCDOT receives $848 million in economic recovery plan funding
The total includes about $735 million for highway and bridge projects and about $103 million for transit, including aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry, public transportation and rail projects.

735 million
+103 million
=838 total

10 million going in someone's pocket? hummmm

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