Positive Impact to Tennessee Families and Economy Focus of CBS News Report
NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s first transportation project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is garnering national attention for boosting the state’s economy and creating hundreds of jobs.
The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured the $924,000 Gibson County project, which will replace three wooden, structurally deficient bridges built more than 40-years ago. At least 150 workers are involved in the project including Robin Patterson, who told CBS news that being called back to work saved both his home and his marriage. Patterson had been unemployed since November 2008.