It’s been an amazing week, and we haven’t had a chance to make the formal announcement about our latest big news. Our parent organization, the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, officially received word this week that North Oak Cliff and Dallas were awarded $23 Million from the TIGER grant to return the streetcar to our community and connect it once again to Downtown.
This is a huge announcement, and the head of the US Dept of Transportation, Ray LaHood, specifically cited Oak Cliff on his personal blog, as an example of the kind of projects the federal government was looking to enable. Tying communities, work force housing, and urban centers together has been a focus of much of the awards for the TIGER grants. This award is a game changer for North Oak Cliff, and will officially allow us to continue the momentum of developing a more walkable, bikeable community.
Kudos go to council member Delia Jasso, OCTA board members Luis Salcedo, Jason Roberts, Brandon Bolin, Sylvia Camarillo, Scott Griggs, Bob Stimson and the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Keith Manoy and the City of Dallas, NCTCOG, and many others who helped contribute to putting together this grant and fighting for North Oak Cliff’s inclusion.
GO Oak Cliff!