Streetcar Loop Moves Another Notch Forward

The Omnibus spending bill that President Obama signed into law earlier this week (to keep the government from shutting down) included a $45M appropriation for the Streetcar Loop project. This is the first installment on $75M of ‘Small Starts’ funding for the program (the balance expected to be appropriated next fiscal year).

But… we’re not done yet. The Federal Transit Administration still needs to write a full funding grant agreement before we get a check. And since there are still no politically appointed leaders at FTA, the agency is being run on an acting basis by career staff, many of whom were part of the effort under the Bush administration to deny funding to the project despite what we believed to be clear congressional intent.

Paperwork, paperwork…

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