Follow the money…$45 billion in lobbyists vie for $550 billion in federal dollars

Center for Public Integrity has researched and identified all the lobbyists for transportation at the federal level in an interactive map which also shows what they are being paid. They’ve discovered $45 billion in lobbying is being spent for a share of the $500 billion federal transportation bill.

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Mapping the Transportation Lobby

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By The Center for Public Integrity | September 17, 2009, 5:00 am |
The interactive map here plots the nearly 1,800 public and private groups nationwide that are lobbying on transportation. Most of these groups — primarily cities, counties, transit agencies, or development and construction interests — are looking for congressional help to fund projects like new highways and transit systems.