Campaign Promises

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Mass TransportationGrade
TR-5 The Promise: "Will re-commit federal resources to public mass transportation projects across the country."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Strengthening America's Transportation Infrastructure" dated 10/09/08.
Status:Source is cited for confirmation of exact promise wording only, as it existed before original "When/Where" campaign document was deleted from archival websites.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed into law 02/17/09, provided $8.4 billion for improvements to the nation's public transportation systems, to include "buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways and people movers."

In addition, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants valued at about $500M annually were made available to economically depressed communities striving to develop multi-mode transportation projects.

This promise was fulfilled.