The Department of Transportation announced the winners of federal grants Tuesday, which is the money Charlottes street car project depends on. The Queen City learned in the announcement it is not on the list.
Congressman Robert Pittengers office confirms the street car campaign will not receive federal money this time around.
None of Charlottes proposals were approved for the U.S. Department of Transportation Tiger Grant.
City officials say theyll know more Thursday. Pittenger confirmed the information for NBC Charlotte with the department.
The city agreed to approve the project because it would not require raising taxes, if federal money had been secured.
Sources say the city isnt sweating the decision. City leaders consider this a strike, but say they arent out of the grant game. The city can apply for additional federal grants in the future. This was the first attempt.
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