Friday, April 17, 2009

Feds on Streetcars

Looks like Obama's new Federal Transportation Secretary, Roy LaHood, is on board with his urban agenda. A complete change of policy from the Bush Administration, it looks like we're going to get funding for the new Eastside Streetcar loop. This coming on the heels of the recently announced state funding for Milwaukie MAX shows Portland's strong commitment for transportation growth and planning.

On C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" this morning, LaHood also called Portland a model for reducing pollution, "getting people out of their cars" and creating "livable" communities.
Construction is expected to start on the eastside loop in 2010.

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