American Recovery and Reinvestment Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Questions Raised About How Grace Hill Settlement House Spent $2M Federal Grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/questions-raised-about-how-grace-hill-settlement-house-spent-2m-federal-grant <p>A federal audit has raised questions about the way a St. Louis social service agency spent a $2 million federal stimulus grant to retrofit diesel engines.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grace Hill Settlement House received the grant in 2009 to install pollution-reducing technologies in vehicles like fire trucks, school buses and tugboats. It was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:34:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29611 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Questions Raised About How Grace Hill Settlement House Spent $2M Federal Grant Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eads-bridge-modernization-project-begin-soon <p>Rehabilitation of the 138-year-old Eads Bridge is moving forward after two years of delays and ballooning project costs.</p><p>The project was to begin in 2009 with $24 million in federal stimulus funding, but labor disputes between contractors and unions, and the project&rsquo;s pricetag, which inflated to $36 million, kept the bridgework from getting started.</p><p>John Nations, Metro&rsquo;s President and CEO says the bridge&rsquo;s age also made the bidding process difficult.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:51:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3763 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon