Salt Lake City -- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, and the Utah Transit Authority will hold an event on the Sugar House Streetcar project on Wednesday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. MDT. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Utah Transit Authority $26 million for the Sugar House Streetcar project through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II program. The project will include a two-mile, modern streetcar line between an urban arterial route, 2100 South, and Interstate 80.

WHAT: Event on Sugar House Streetcar Project

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 2:30 PM MDT

WHO: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
Michael Allegra, Utah Transit Authority
Barbara Green, Sugar House Merchants Association

WHERE: Sugar House Memorial
2100 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

Contact for additional information:

Lisa Harrison Smith
Deputy Director of Communications
Mayor Ralph Becker's Office
c. 801-913-9748