Feds ditch Bush-era transport-spending restrictions

01/14/2010 | Washington Post, The · Yahoo! · Reuters

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has lifted Bush-era restrictions on transport spending in order to funnel money more quickly and efficiently to new rail and other transit projects. Officials said the move would enable the government to use projects to boost the economy and help the environment, with potential projects being judged against a new "livability" standard that considers transport as part of a broader sustainable-development initiative.

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