By Keith Laing - 07/13/11 04:26 PM EDT
The streetcar is envisioned to connect Atlanta's MARTA rail system, which leaders in the city have pushed to augment for years. It will also connect to MARTA bus routes.
LaHood said the project would create 930 jobs while it is being constructed and 5,600 over its first 20 years of operation.
The project was one of more than 75 that received some of the $600 million FTA handed out.