If you thought the competition for the $787 billion available through the economic stimulus package, more formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was fierce, you haven't seen anything yet. More than 40 states are vying for $8 billion in federal high-speed rail funds, with projects totaling about $60 billion. Once again, there will be a lot more work on the outside looking in.
Is your firm part of any of these proposals? What are you doing to latch on to one of these projects? Are you doing any lobbying in Washington to try to make sure your project is chosen?