2011-01-28 07:50:43 UTC
I discover this concept, what means it and how translate into french.
Can you said also what is a grant ?
J'ai découvert ce concept il y a quelques jours, je demande aussi la
traduction de grant. Merci d'avance.
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Jerry Schneider wrote :
This year the Department of Transportation awarded its first round of
Urban Circulator Grants, dedicated to helping cities improve their
internal transit (including streetcars), bike, and pedestrian
networks. These grants emerged out of a new partnership between DOT,
the department of Housing and Urban Development, and the
Environmental Protection Agency. This partnership has led to a major
shift away from typical transportation grants, which consider the
worthiness of a transportation project based largely on its
cost-effectiveness, based on travelers' time savings, and towards a
method of evaluation that takes into account broader neighborhood
"A few years ago it was very difficult if not impossible to get
federal New Starts money for streetcars," said Seal. "Secretary of
Transportation Ray LaHood tweaked the scoring system for rail
projects and put less weight on speed and more weight on things like
quality of life and economic development."
Sixty-five cities applied for the first round of Urban Circulator
Grant funding, which was awarded this summer. $130 million of the
total $293 million was dedicated to streetcar projects and
Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, and Charlotte, N.C., each snapped up
$25 million grants for new lines