Cincinnati Streetcar Remains Eligible for State and Federal Funding

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The Cincinnati Streetcar remains eligible for $75 million in state and federal funding after the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant awards were announced earlier today.  A total of 1457 applications totaling $59 billion were submitted for only $1.5 billion in awards.  Applications totaled 37 times more than the amount award.  Funding requests have been submitted for additional funding sources, including a program specifically designated for funding streetcar projects around the country.

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2 thoughts on “Cincinnati Streetcar Remains Eligible for State and Federal Funding

    uberVU - social comments said:
    February 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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    Nate said:
    February 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    A disappointing announcement on TIGER grants, but not without a silver lining.
    CSX received nearly $98 million to upgrade their DC to Cincy to Toledo line… This should be noted by 3C rail advocates from Cincy as ample reason to continue to strengthen this existing line to create a high-speed eastern connection via Cincinnati, before the Columbus to Philly Line. In this way we can profit from a direct line from Chicago to DC via CINCINNATI.

    This is far from the end for the streetcar- more grants to apply for and to receive! It is up to those in this city who are pro-transit to step-up together and win the remaining monies.

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