Stimulus Money Coming To ENC

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Stimulus money is beginning to pour into our state and a lot of it is going towards infrastructure.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti was in Greenville Tuesday to talk about all the future projects.

Along with the list of highway and road improvements he also talked about other transportation improvements.

The Greenville Bus System will be getting two new hybrid buses and the Pitt County Airport and Railroads will also be worked on.

Conti says not only are the projects improving transportation but they're also creating jobs.

And what about the condition of our roads now? The DOT Secretary said along with stimulus money projects we can also expect other construction and improvements to continue despite a recession.

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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jun 17, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    2 new hybrid buses huh? Guess the most valuable citizens in Greenville can ride in style. Since they will save on fuel, will there be a fee reduction? Didn't think so. I guess my last comment on this wasn't P.C. enough to suit the WITN moderator, you know, calling a spade a spade.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jun 17, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    Hey tad and Snake Oil= If you have that much problem with money being spent, how come you weren't complaining when Bush was wasting 100's of billions of our dollars in Iraq over a lie that he and his crooked administration hocked up. I rather see 10 trillion dollars spent here in America than to se 100 dollars spent in another country. At least Obama cares about his country. Your boy Bush didn't care enough about his country and it's citizens to the point he just gave away taxpayers money to be wasted away in other countries. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 12:14 PM
    You really want to know how bad Bush was? Allowed wiretapping. Suspended the Constitution. FBI is now on par with the Soviet Gustapo. Invaded a country based on false pretenses. Took more vacation time than anyother president in history. The world hated the US for 8 years. Spent billions on a war that just recently turned out to be completely false. The Patriot Act has now been used on its citizens. His no.1 in command actually called the shots. Broke the law on numerous occassions. did you want me to continue? because this is not the venue and I will continue to prove you wrong. You can complain all you want about Obama, but he is trying to restore this country. There is a lot of spending going on, but this country needs fixing. If you like to blame the plumber that fixes your drain, then enjoy your waterbed....
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 17, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    Actually Derek, capitolism didn't fail, the companies did. We should not have bailed them out but had no choice since they represent a lot of working people. Secondly, it was Christopher Dodd and Barney Franks that Buzz references. These are the guys that caused this. They belong to "our" party. Carter started it, Clinton mandated it but it didn't really rear till 2009 when it became a crisis. In the meantime, our party had control on both houses and did nothing to stop or prevent it until it really was a problem. Another fact, Obama spent more money in three months than Bush did in 8 years. If he introduces the healthcare bill, there will be another 1.7 Trllion a year. So, tell us again how bad Bush was?
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 09:33 AM
    Yeah it was Clinton that pressured the 'DEREGULATION' of the mortgage industry. The Republicans are also BIG FANS OF DEREGULATION, so instead of investing in the country like the current administration, how would they have saved the banks and GM? Capitalism failed here. I didn't overlook that fact, I was stating that Obama was NOT the cause of the recession. So you should not overlook the DEREGULATION fanatics, aka REPUBLICANS, and think, What Would John (McCain) Do? Probably leave the country in a bigger mess. (I'd rather be waist deep than neck deep in quicksand)
  • by Kyle Location: Washington on Jun 17, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    That's understandable! It has turned out that Perdue has been way worse than what Obama has been. At least Obama is TRYING to create jobs for the working American, but he has not done much so far and will still have a long ways to go. This is the case where the United States could use such a president as Truman or Reagan. From what my great uncle told me, he personally beleives that these are the smartest presidents that has ever been in office and that they are both filled up with high integrity. To Tad, I have two other nicknames for Obama and what do you think about these nicknames? Blowbama and Grobama
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jun 17, 2009 at 07:47 AM
    On Obama's watch we'll be spending money to rebuild THIS country. On Bush's watch we spent money (oh, not taxpayer money, borrowed money from China) on rebuilding ANOTHER country WE blew up! If I'm paying, I'd like to see it done here. Or maybe we should wait let the big corps rebuild our roads and bridges. I know that Exxon would love for us to have HYBRID buses or mass transit of any type. Wouldn't they?
  • by Buzz Location: millcreek on Jun 17, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    So Derek your side is admitting that at least a major element of the ressesion was caused by the "housing bubble", the problem is you will not admit what caused the housing bubble. That was YOUR hero and several of the dem. legislators doing some social engineering by forcing the banks to loan money to people that were NEVER going to be able to repay. Please dont overlook that fact. But, you'll blame it on the failure of capitolism. Buzz-
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    OSOC - I thought you always looked up facts, Obama didn't cause the recession, it can be traced to the housing bubble that burst in 2007. Which means that was during your hero's watch. Obama is trying to make up for it, by spending all this money. That's right, republicans don't hate Obama, just many of them want him shot. What about the strings attached to the previous administration? eg: Al Qaeda. If the banks can repay their TARP loans, don't you think that maybe the government can repay the citizens? Go find me some solid facts to back up your arguements, I enjoy our debates. take care.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    And the inferior Government Made vehicles move along the Chinese funded highways. The interest on the stimulus money will be more than the principle. Unsustainable is the word. Transparency and accountability is the charade.
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