Atlanta streetcarAtlanta was awarded $47 million for the construction of a new streetcar line. This image is one suggestion of how the project may look when completed.Image: Galounger

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

In a breathtaking series of press conferences and releases along with the publication of a new report, the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities — which is led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) — has announced an impressive amount of federal assistance to a wide array of sustainability projects across the country. If you’ve been wondering what the three now-collaborating agencies have been up to with respect to tangible products — and I confess that even I have been impatient at times — these last two weeks should have alleviated any doubts. They are making a difference.