Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seattle Gets Big Grant For Streetcar Study

Thanks to Pat for sending me this article: Seattle has been awarded a federal transit grant that is expected to put the city in a better position to compete for transit dollars in the future. The $900,000 grant from the federal Transit Administration will fund a study of the feasibility of putting a streetcar line through the heart of downtown Seattle.

The line would link the South Lake Union Streetcar with the voter-approved First Hill line, which should be finished in 2013. The Seattle PI has all the details.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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