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Friday, February 20, 2009

Mallory Meeting with Obama Today...Streetcars?

One of the items on his list that Mallory will discuss directly with the Obama administration is funding for the Cincinnati Streetcar system.

Let's hope he does a good job convincing the president that it is a worthwhile cause. I also hope that the meeting goes a long way to insure Cincinnati gets a nice chunk of money from the stimulus package to stimulate the local economy here in other ways.

***Follow up on today's meeting with the President:
Enquirer Article

I'm especially excited to hear this: "Mallory said he was especially pleased to see that of the $12 billion set aside for transit projects, some $7 billion of that would go directly to cities instead of flowing through state governments."
This is awesome news for Cincinnati, I really think we have a strong shot of getting the funding we need from the stimulus package to get the streetcar system up and running.
I can't wait to hear exactly what kind of money we'll be getting from this.

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