07 Jan '13, 7pm

Sec @RayLaHood and Admin Rogoff visited CA today, announcing $135 million to extend light rail through South Sacramento

Sec @RayLaHood and Admin Rogoff visited CA today, announcing $135 million to extend light rail through South Sacramento

1/7/2013 Contact: Allison Lantero 202-366-8224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today participated in a signing ceremony to commit $135 million to extend the existing Sacramento Light Rail Blue Line by 4.3 miles, linking downtown Sacramento to the growing South Sacramento County corridor. The expansion offers commuters an alternative to congested Highway 99 while bringing new transit service to Cosumnes River College, one of the area’s major employers. Secretary LaHood was joined at the signing ceremony by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, California Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Mayor Kevin Johnson and other state and local officials. “The Obama Administration is committed to helping the Sacramento area create a modern, efficient transportation network to spur new economic development and reduce congestion in the region,” said Secretar...

Full article: http://www.fta.dot.gov/newsroom/12286_14977.html

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