The city received federal grants for area streetcar and construction projects.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Federal grants in the sum of $43 million were granted for streetcar and construction projects in North Texas on Wednesday. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the grants awarded for a downtown Dallas streetcar and State Highway 161 construction will assist the North Texas Tollway Authority with associated building costs among other things.
As noted in the report, 51 grants total for areas across the country were announced early Wednesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Jason Roberts, founder and board member of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority is quoted by the Dallas Morning News as stating of the grants received, “We’re excited… It’s a win-win. [Downtown] Dallas is getting a portion, and we’re getting a portion.”
As further noted in the report, the grants were part of an economic recovery initiative that supports innovative transportation projects.
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