The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. Hampton Roads received an allocation of just over $41 million to be used for improvements to the region’s transportation system. States were given until September 27, 2010 to completely obligate the ARRA funding or risk losing it. According to a VDOT news release, Virginia completed its final obligation for ARRA funding on September 21, 2010.
During the September 2010 Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) meeting, the committee discussed regional ARRA projects with potential surpluses or shortfalls. In the days following the meeting, VDOT and HRTPO staff worked with locality staffs to ensure that all of the regional ARRA projects were fully-funded and that all of the ARRA funds were fully obligated in accordance with HRTPO Board Resolution 2010-06 (Amended), which endorsed a strategy for re-obligation of ARRA residual funds.