LaHood: Streetcars Mean Jobs

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (R., IL) has this post at his FastLane blog about how streetcars are expanding through the country:

Today, streetcars in New Orleans and Tucson are under construction. Dallas, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City are currently designing their own streetcars. Tampa extended its popular TECO Line Streetcar System, which has already created billions of dollars in economic development. And Cincinnati will break ground very soon on the Queen’s City’s unique streetcar project.

It’s simple: this streetcar revival means greater mobility and more American jobs. DOT will continue to improve public transit services by supporting these critical projects that create jobs today and livable communities and economic redevelopment tomorrow.

Read the rest here.


2 thoughts on “LaHood: Streetcars Mean Jobs

    Bill Huston said:
    January 13, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Grow Cincinnati Grow!!!

    progmac said:
    January 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

    i was thinking today about how COAST has helped the project. Over and over the feds mentioned they supported the project because of the public support indicated. The recent vote showed this support. Without COAST, we would have never had a vote and this public support would have been much harder to quantify. The law of unintended consequences is sort of awesome sometimes.

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