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  • J.H. Crawford
    Thought this might be of interest in the USA. Joel ... J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities mailbox@carfree.com .
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      Thought this might be of interest in the USA.

      Joel


      >Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:25:05 -0400
      >Subject: Progressive Railroading Daily News
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      >http://www.progressiverailroading.com/prdailynews/news.asp?id=23659
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      ><http://www.progressiverailroading.com/ prdailynews/news.asp?id=23659default.asp?sentDay=6/23/2010>NEWS LISTINGS<http://www.progressiverailroading.com>SITE HOME
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      >6/23/2010 Federal Funding
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      >USDOT, HUD launch joint effort to foster 'sustainable communities'
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      >Yesterday, the <http://www.dot.gov>U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began a collaborative effort aimed at helping to foster "sustainable communities" where transportation, housing and commercial development investments would be coordinated.
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      >USDOT and HUD will jointly award up to $75 million in funding ­ $35 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery II (TIGER II) planning grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge Grants ­ for localized planning activities.
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      >The TIGER II grants could be used to plan, prepare or design eligible surface transportation projects, such as transit, railway, highway, bridge, port or bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
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      >HUD’s sustainable community grants will help fund urban and community planning projects aimed at fostering reform and "reducing barriers to achieving affordable, economically vital and sustainable communities," HUD officials said in a prepared statement.
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      >Grant applications are due Aug. 23.



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