FTA to Aid Sacramento Streetcar Plan

FTA-image“The FTA just green-lighted us to enter project development,” West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon told local California media Tuesday, May 6, 2014, addressing them in Washington, D.C. “We are now officially a federal project.”

The development mitigates previous unsuccessful attempts by West Sacramento to secure federal funds for the project. No FTA funding has been pledged yet, but FTA’s willingness to assist the project is viewed as a major positive development.

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Feds Give Sacramento Streetcar the Green Light

sacSacramento’s plans for a downtown streetcar line got a major boost Tuesday when the Federal Transit Administration announced it is willing to work with local officials on project development – a first step toward federal funding.

“The FTA just green-lighted us to enter project development,” West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon said, speaking from Washington, D.C., where he and other local officials are conducting an annual lobbying effort for a variety of local projects. “We are now officially a federal project.”

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