This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

It looks like funding restrictions that favored the suburbs are being rescinded. Anyone know if there’s a chance this could help Link or even McGinn’s light rail proposal?

DOT press release here, and Ray LaHood’s speech on the subject here. His speech is filled with encouraging phrases like “livable, sustainable communities” and even, in reference in what he’s hearing, uses the sentence “They want the opportunity to leave their cars behind.”