Transportation agencies have been near the front of the pack in getting American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds out the door. In highways, state depts. of transportation have $16.8 billion in ARRA projects under construction, says David Bauer, American Road & Transportation Builders Association senior vice president. That represents 63% of ARRA’s $26.7 billion in formula highway aid. “If it’s under construction, it’s supporting employment,” he says. Related Links: As Federal Dollars Pour Out, A Second Stimulus Plan Grows Electricity Programs See Work Start to Surge Water, Cleanup Sectors See Mixed ARRA Prognosis Buildings Project List Still Long U.S. Dept.