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U.S. EPA Administrator McCarthy, HUD Secretary Donovan, and DOT Secretary Foxx To Tour Joint Federal Investments and Sustainability Sites in Memphis

Release Date: 04/23/2014
Contact Information: EPA, HQ Press Office, press@epa.gov HUD, George I. Gonzalez, 703-638-4624

WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx to conduct a tour highlighting joint agency investments in Memphis through the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

The tour will include an overview of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities’ investments at the Harahan Bridge, a visit to the Aerotropolis FedEx facility, the Broad Avenue business corridor, and the Legends Park West affordable housing development.

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities was created in 2009 by President Obama as a collaboration between HUD, DOT and EPA to work together to help communities improve their housing and transportation options, protect the environment, and build stronger regional economies. The three partner agencies have coordinated on more than $130 million in investments in the Memphis metropolitan region, and $4 billion throughout the nation.

WHO: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy
City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton
U.S. Representative Steve Cohen
Delta Regional Authority Co-chair Chris Masingill

WHAT: Tour with Secretary Donovan, Secretary Foxx and Administrator McCarthy highlighting Partnership for Sustainable Communities investments in Memphis.

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2014

      10:00 a.m. tour to begin at Memphis City Hall
          125 N Main St, Memphis, Tenn. 38103
          1:30 p.m. press availability at Legends Park West (following conclusion of tour)
          198 N. Pauline St., Memphis, Tenn. 38105

DETAILS: Transportation will be provided to members of the media. There will be a one-hour lunch break at 12 p.m. before concluding the tour and hosting a press availability.

RSVP: Please RSVP a space on the tour bus. Contact George Gonzalez at George.I.Gonzalez@hud.gov or call 703-638-4624 by Thursday, April 24 at 3 p.m. Space on the bus will be limited, and reporters are encouraged to arrive to City Hall at 9:45 a.m.