Will Columbus get it’s streetcar? It sounds like the chances of federal funding are improving.
Daily Journal of Commerce
…At a press conference Tuesday, LaHood stressed his commitment to transit-oriented communities in which people can get around without using personal automobiles. It’s a point he’s been hitting since last month, when the Department of Transportation joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a “livable communities” task force.
“We’re really launching the livable communities program as a way to say to all Americans, ‘We want to transform transportation and get people thinking about getting out of their cars,'” LaHood said.
Although he mentioned the role of light rail, bus and bicycling, LaHood gave special attention to streetcar. He even hinted that he would visit Portland with a streetcar surprise. “Streetcars are going to be a priority, certainly, as a part of livable communities,” he said. “We’re going to be making some announcements about streetcars very soon.”
I look forward to future announcements.