While in Colorado for a friend's wedding, I passed two major roads being widened with signs saying that the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" was responsible for the new infrastructure. The Act was passed this year. The road improvements are being built now. What a contrast to the often promised but not delivered upgrading of the A14.
Before the knee-jerk anti-Americans reach for their pens at this observation, Colorado is submitting a plan for a high speed rail project too.