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Blog U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pays Visit, Awards Grant to Portland

LaHood.pngU.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made his way to Portland, Ore., today to participate in the groundbreaking for a project in the city’s South Waterfront district. The country’s transportation chief brought with him a $23 million federal grant to help with the project.

The grant (a TIGER grant — Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) is designed to “spur a national competition for innovative, multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional transportation projects.” The funds are specifically for the SW Moody Avenue project and will, according to LaHood’s blog, Fast Lane, “help generate economic activity by reconstructing a critical corridor.”

Read what Secretary LaHood has to say about it.