Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Visits Salt Lake City

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Visits Salt Lake Date posted: October 28, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited Salt Lake City October 27, to formally announce a $26M Tiger II grant for use on the Sugar House Streetcar Project.

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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.

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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.

Following the announcement, LaHood joined more than 300 UTA employees and construction workers at UTA’s Jordan River Service Center.

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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.

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