Environmental and preliminary engineering has already been completed on the two-mile line that will travel on a historic railroad corridor (see photo below) between the 2100 South TRAX Station and McClelland Street, near 1050 East.
LaHood told the 100 or so gathered for the formal announcement that Salt Lake City was a model for future development.
“These new transit connections are helping to revive the same neighborhoods early streetcars once helped to create,” he said.
There, he praised the effectiveness of the stimulus package, which has helped fund more than 14,000 transportation projects across the nation.
Check out LaHood’s comments about the project on his blog – Fast Lane.