$75M in Federal Funding Announced for Streetcar Loop

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that the Portland Streetcar Loop project will receive $75M in Small Starts funding.

LaHood said “Portland is the model for providing integrated transit options” creating community livability.

Congressman Earl Blumenaur thanked LaHood, saying “you have broken the log jam” on funding for this project.

The funding is composed of $45M appropriated by Congress earlier this year and $30M of stimulus funds provided under the discretion of the Federal Transit Administration.

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