$100 Million for HUD Sustainability Program Survives Budget Cuts

Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
April 19, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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$100 million still represents a cut of $50 million from last year's budget, but as Tanya Snyder reports, the effort is important to the president:

"The president wants to keep the partnership going, and indeed, within the administration and among reformers, the funding for the partnership is seen as a money-saver, consolidating duplicative agency programs, cutting through red tape, and using outcome-based metrics to identify and fund effective projects. Still, it's an administration program labeled "livability" and was, therefore, extremely vulnerable to the GOP ax."

Snyder gives an update on other transportation and urban issues that survived the budget cuts.

Thanks to Tanya Snyder

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Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Streetsblog Capitol Hill
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