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USDOT: $175M in Transit Grants On The Way

Source: Progressive Railroading Daily News

USDOT to provide $175 million in transit grants

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced plans to provide up to $175 million in “livability” grants to help urban, suburban and rural communities develop transit options. The grant program will begin accepting applications next week, USDOT officials said in a prepared statement.

Local transit agencies will be able to compete for grants from the pool.

The grant announcement was made on the second anniversary on the creation of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which is a collaboration between the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Livability grants are aimed at assuring transportation and housing decisions are made jointly, and recognize the “unique character” of each community, according to the USDOT.

“Coordinated transportation and housing planning can make the best use of scarce federal dollars and can help create jobs, lower transportation costs and reduce our dependence on oil,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

Comments

  • Jimmy Godwin
    July 13, 2011

    What is mailing address for HRPTA…I have search your website thoroughly and it does not appear anywhere? Thank you.

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    • HRPTA
      July 13, 2011

      Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance
      P.O. Box 11122
      Norfolk, VA 23517

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