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Congressman to Inspect Oklahoma Stimulus Projects

Congressman to Inspect Oklahoma Stimulus Projects

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: January 11, 2010
Filed at 3:40 p.m. ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's stimulus-funded transportation projects will come under the spotlight this month when the head of a congressional committee visits to see how the state is spending $465 million in federal contributions, the state's transportation secretary said Monday.

The state Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 173 stimulus projects and has obligated almost $417 million, or about 90 percent of the federal stimulus funds that the state received for road and bridge projects.

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, plans to visit Jan. 18 to inspect some of those projects, Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley said.

''He wants to come and see firsthand,'' Ridley said... FULL ARTICLE

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