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Tue December 1, 2009
Transportation Secretary Visits New Orleans
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said he's pushing for funds to extend three streetcar lines, and continue fixing roads still showing damage left by Hurricane Katrina four years ago. Nagin says streetcar expansions fit into Obama administration priorities.
Officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are lobbying to start a streetcar system, but LaHood has made no promises. While he's in New Orleans, LaHood will also get a tour of Hurricane Katrina recovery projects. Congress is working on a transportation bill that would cover the next six years. For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.