Economic Recovery Projects

On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As part of ARRA, Pennsylvania will receive $1.026 billion to help create jobs, stimulate our economy and help improve the commonwealth’s highways, bridges and public transportation systems.

PennDOT worked closely with Pennsylvania’s 23 Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations (MPOs and RPOs) to develop a list of stimulus projects that could go to work quickly -- a key requirement of the ARRA. The ARRA also dictated that projects had to be on the federally-aided highway and bridge system. These requirements meant that projects on locally-maintained systems could not be considered for stimulus.

In addition to the stimulus projects, PennDOT is also proceeding with a projected $1.8 billion worth of transportation work known officially as PennDOT Planned Lettings for 2009. These projects, like those listed as stimulus were approved by the MPOs and RPOs across the state.

Civil Rights Obligations applicable to the distribution of funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
PennDOT - ARRA Certification under section 1511

For more information on Pennsylvania’s statewide recovery initiatives, visit