The Center for Public Integrity today, Sept. 17, launched the second part of an ongoing investigation into the reality behind the numerous threads of influence currently shaping what will be the next federal highway bill.
Headed “The Transportation Lobby,” the series will contain several components developing over the next months, including a crowd-sourcing element that will utilize individual citizens to obtain information about special projects being lobbied for in localities around the country.
An interactive Google map became available today at www.publicintegrity.org/investigations, click “The Transportation Lobby.”
“On the map we have plotted 3,500 lobbying events,” said Erik Lincoln, web developer for the Center. “You can zoom in and see what sort of lobbying on transportation is going on in your area