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Streetcars named desire: Obama Administration’s Livability Initiative

“These competitive grant programs will invest in good-paying jobs, livable communities, and a less-congested, more fuel-efficient future.”
– Congressman Peter DeFazio

### US Department of Transportation Tuesday, December 1, 2009
U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $280 Million for Streetcars
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of $280 million for urban circulator projects such as streetcars, buses, and bus facilities to support communities, expand business opportunities and improve people’s quality of life while also creating jobs. The money represents the first batch of funding by the Obama Administration for its Livability Initiative, a joint venture of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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