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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Attends Groundbreaking of $196.6 Million Tucson Streetcar Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today participated in the groundbreaking of a new 3.9-mile modern streetcar line project that will directly connect thousands of commuters with Tucson’s major downtown employers, health care facilities, the University of Arizona and regional attractions.

Overwhelming Demand for TIFIA Loans Underscores Need for More Transportation Investment

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the overwhelming demand for TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) program loans has greatly exceeded the dollars available, underscoring President Obama’s call for greater transportation investment.  The Department of Transportation received 26 TIFIA letters of interest exceeding $13 billion.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Promotes Obama Administration Vision for High-Speed Rail in Tour of Sacramento Siemens Plant

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Sacramento today promoting President Obama’s vision for high-speed rail during a tour of the Sacramento Siemens locomotive plant and in a meeting with California-based manufacturers. Secretary LaHood discussed with suppliers how to maximize the economic impact of the nearly $800 million in next-generation American-made trains being built and purchased this year.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Tours Construction of Denver’s West Rail Line, Highlights President Obama’s Call for Greater Investment as Part of an “America Built to Last”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today toured Denver’s West Rail Line project, which will improve access to major employers and area universities while reducing traffic in a highly congested corridor, all part of President Obama’s vision of an “America Built to Last.”


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