Funding for infrastructure projects that create jobs was a key selling point for the “Main Street Stimulus Package,” for which local government agencies lobbied. The ARRA includes more than $68 billion for such projects, with most of that — $29 billion — going to repair the nation's highways.

Prioritization of ARRA money for infrastructure

Highways — $29 billion

Rail — $9.3 billion

Transit — $8.4 billion

Broadband — $7 billion

School modernization — $7 billion

Drinking Water/Wastewater treatment — $6 billion

Airport improvement — $1.3 billion