Liveability a "Major Priority" at DOT

Among the criteria for evaluating projects, livability is at the top, along with safety and economic competitiveness.
December 4, 2009, 12pm PST | Tim Halbur
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

New Urban News writes, "The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking to use stimulus spending to support livable communities, says Beth Osborne, deputy assistant secretary for transportation policy. DOT has $1.5 billion in multimodal discretionary funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Osborne said in a November 9 Internet conference sponsored by the Center for Transportation and the Environment at North Carolina State University. The multimodal funds are also known as TIGER grants.

'When we put together the criteria by which we would evaluate projects, we put livability at the top,' said Osborne. 'It's up there with safety and economic competitiveness. We could not have made a stronger indication about what our priorities are.'"

Thanks to Renee Brutvan

Full Story:
Published on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in New Urban News email
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email